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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.
'Blade II' Pioneers the Marvel Sequel Yet Remains Hopelessly Outdated
23 Aug 2017 // 9:30 PM
If Blade reflected its time in 1998, Blade II, despite of-the-moment visual effects dazzling action, feels like a film from an earlier era.
What Happens When an Interactive Horror Experience Figures Out the Fourth Wall?
8 Sep 2014 // 9:30 PM
P.T. has the digital world bleeding out into the real, hands flailing in search of something to hold onto so it can pull itself out of the game and into your living room.
I Am Become Undead: 'Cronos' by Guillermo del Toro
5 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM
Guillermo del Toro evokes a sense of literary and filmic magic surrealism, one of the core traits of Latin American creative DNA, popularized by writers such Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who probe the painful politics that often prevail in the Latin world.
'Crimson Peak' Has Metaphors Everywhere You Look
16 Oct 2015 // 3:00 AM
As Edith comes to understand her own story, you might appreciate not only the many metaphors, but also the very nice handwriting.
'Pacific Rim' Is a Visual Feast That's Heavy on Fluff, Light on Substance
20 Oct 2013 // 9:10 PM
Pacific Rim serves up the kind of visual smorgasbord that those of us weaned on sci-fi and monster movies would have devoured when we were kids.
TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'
19 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM
The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.
Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life
25 Oct 2016 // 9:45 PM
The best of this stuff'll kill you.
For Guillermo del Toro, Home Is Where the Horror Is in 'Crimson Peak'
14 Oct 2015 // 6:37 AM
Possibly the most elaborate monster Del Toro has ever constructed is the labyrinth-like Gothic mansion in Crimson Peak.
Del Toro's 'Dark' stamp: A novice director takes a master class
26 Aug 2011 // 2:30 AM
LOS ANGELES , Big breaks rarely happen quite this way: Comic book artist and aspiring director Troy Nixey submitted his short "Latchkey's Lament" to Oscar-nominated filmmaker