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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

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.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Wednesday, September 1 2010

Part Four: December 2010

This is it... the last push towards end-of-year accolades, with Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Julian Schnabel and the Coen Brothers all looking for that elusive critic's choice seal of approval.


Reviews

Friday, July 29 2011

'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Is Surprisingly Good

Crazy, Stupid, Love. understands that the love felt between two 40somethings after decades of marriage is very unlike what a kid feels for his babysitter.


Thursday, December 2 2010

'I Love You Phillip Morris': The Puzzle Piece

Jim Carrey headlines a fast-paced black comedy that's raunchy and subversive-and strangely moving.


Blogs

Thursday, July 28 2011

'Crazy, Stupid'...and Uneven

Crazy, Stupid, Love is like an old gas guzzler on a below zero winter morning - i.e. it takes FOREVER to get started, even threatening to never turn over at all.


Sunday, December 5 2010

'Black Swan': Beauty and the Untapped Beast

Black Swan is beguiling and seductive, using recognizability and the known realities of a life in service of art and moving way beyond the easier explanations.


Friday, December 3 2010

Out and Proud: 'I Love You, Phillip Morris'

Apparently, honest human emotions can only occur between socially acceptable adults.


Monday, April 26 2010

Hey Gays, Go Away!: The Movie Hollywood Doesn't Want You to See

I Love You Phillip Morris is a good film apparently flummoxed by a core conceit that makes some people uncomfortable. The decision to keep it hidden, however, should be even more of a concern.


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