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Sunday, November 22 2009

Hitting 'The Road' with Director John Hillcoat

Director John Hillcoat talks to PopMatters about the hazards of being intimidated by legends, the funny side of cannibalism and Viggo Mortensen's sweet tooth as his adaptation of the seminal apocalyptic novel The Road hits theaters.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


Reviews

Sunday, November 25 2012

'Lawless': A Family with a Moonshine Bloodline

This story is, in many ways, a classic American tale: a Mom-and-Pop operation fights enterprising Big City interlopers. By honing in on one such family business, we get a Western-gangster film hybrid that is tough, tender and telling -- and set to one helluva soundtrack.


Wednesday, August 29 2012

'Lawless': Guy Pearce Without Eyebrows

Charlie Rakes veers from not-very-repressed homosexual to omni-predator.


Friday, June 1 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Mud' + 'Lawless'

Similarities between US films in competition at Cannes in 2012 are striking: they all take on popular genres, bestselling and award-winning American books, and American regions.


Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Road

As father and son make their way across what's left of the land, they embody myth and the harshest of realities at once, the apparent end of possibility, hope, and imagination.


Thursday, May 25 2006

The Proposition (2005)

Signaling death and dryness, the flies also mark transitions from one location to another: everywhere, it seems, someone is dead or dying.


Blogs

Thursday, August 30 2012

'Lawless' Gets Lost Among the Precise Period Detail

Sure, the period looks perfect. Too bad the rest of Lawless is so flawed.


Monday, May 21 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 4 - 'Lawless' + 'Antiviral' + 'La noche de enfrente'

Cannes continues with John Hillcoat's Depression-era Lawless, first time director Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, and a special screening of legendary Chilean director Raoul Ruiz's La noche de enfrente.


Wednesday, November 25 2009

Travel this 'Road' at Your Own Risk

So this is how the world ends…not with a whimper (though there is some of that)…not with a bang (though a rather monstrous


Monday, November 23 2009

All Pain, No Gain: 'Precious' vs. 'The Road'

Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead


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