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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Two
18 Jun 2012 // 6:10 PM
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...
The Best Films of 2010
11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.
Films for Fans of Visionary Directors
4 Aug 2014 // 9:30 PM
In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.
The Great Scores: 'The Fountain' and a Sonic Road to Awe
4 Dec 2013 // 9:30 PM
Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.
Aronofsky's 'Noah' Interprets the Bible With Intensity
30 Jul 2014 // 9:10 PM
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.
'Noah' and One Leaky Ark
27 Mar 2014 // 3:00 AM
Russell Crowe’s embodiment of Noah’s tempestuous righteousness nearly carries Darren Aronofsky’s muddled Biblical parable of man-made catastrophe.
It's God vs. Man vs. God in 'Noah'
28 Mar 2014 // 5:00 AM
Noah is not a blasphemous anti-God screed. Instead, it's an amazing movie that misses being an all out masterpiece by one autonomous idea.
The Guild-ed Cages of Awards Season
31 Jan 2011 // 3:30 AM
After decades of decided handwringing, Hollywood finally has what it wants: a sense of specialness undeterred by surprise or a sense of wonder.
'Black Swan' put Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis' friendship to the test
30 Nov 2010 // 4:19 AM
LOS ANGELES — After pirouetting for hours on the set of "Black Swan," Natalie Portman would sometimes remove her pointe shoes, towel the sweat off of
Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler'
11 Jan 2009 // 9:35 PM
There's a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual allure