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The Best Independent / International Films of 2010
2 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
2010 Summer Movie Preview - May
2 May 2010 // 5:00 PM
May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.
Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong
4 May 2015 // 1:01 AM
Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.
'Amelie's Irresistible Charm Is Further Enhanced in Blu-ray
26 Jul 2011 // 3:05 AM
Even if you've seen Amelie before, you are still not not disposed to see her wise, or toughen, up. You may even reprove yourself for letting reality, much less cyncism, intrude at all.
'Micmacs' Could Make Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton Squirm with Jealousy
8 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM
In the highly stylized and inimitably executed scenes that owe as much to the Three Stooges and Rube Goldberg as to comedic luminaries like Keaton and Chaplin, Micmacs resembles nothing so much as watching a sporting event of the highest caliber, a quarterback on the hottest of streaks, hitting every pass, every note, and making it all look way too easy.
Make Way for Whimsy!: 'Micmacs' (Blu-ray)
13 Dec 2010 // 8:30 PM
Utilizing exaggerated performances and camera angles, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet manufactures a feeling of skewed innocence, an ability for the audience to view things through the puzzled eyes of its protagonists.
'Micmacs' Is a Reminder of The Magic In Movies
16 Jul 2010 // 3:00 AM
The results are so imaginative, so visually inventive and playful that we easily overlook the film's flaws - even when they threaten the very elements we're enjoying.