John Carney
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Reviews // 3 Articles
//Features

The Best Films of 2016
15 Dec 2016 // 9:00 PM

PopMatters presents a list of the best films that surfaced in 2016 and impressed us with their cinematic visions of where we’ve been.

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.

//Columns

The Cost of Success: When Lives Intersect With Fame
25 Mar 2012 // 5:00 PM

The Swell Season is one of the most intimate fly-on-the-wall peeks at the effects of stardom on two people at two very different points in their lives. It’s arguably the most accomplished music documentary of its kind since D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.

//Reviews

The Art of Romance in 'They Came Together' and 'Begin Again'
10 Jul 2014 // 4:00 AM

With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance.

Once
6 Jan 2008 // 2:59 PM

A bittersweet but subtle musical, Once is well worth watching on DVD.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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