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Friday, October 3 2014

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview: October 2014

Awards season starts in earnest with several titles vying for a place among the best of's and critic's choices. We'll get a few scares, shocks, and laughs out of these films.


Reviews

Friday, September 21 2012

'End of Watch': Cameras Everywhere

This intimate relationship is riveting, in part because of the many encounters Brian and Mike have with horrifying and astounding violence, but mostly because they spend so much time together, talking and not talking about what they see and do.


Thursday, April 10 2008

Street Kings

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.


Tuesday, March 27 2007

Harsh Times (2006)

Their suits make Jim and Mike look out of place and time, even as they are deeply and desperately immersed in their moment.


Thursday, November 9 2006

Harsh Times (2006)

Harsh Times is something of a blunt instrument.


Blogs

Friday, October 17 2014

'Fury' Offers an Authentic Look at Life During Wartime

It's the brutality of Saving Private Ryan without the jingoistic flag-waving, the one-two punch of Clint Eastwood's Greatest Generation epics sans the strident moralizing.


Friday, March 28 2014

And Then There Was Nonsense: 'Sabotage'

Sabotage won't set any new standards, but it's a serviceable entertainment for those who don't mind being misled.


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