Sunday, November 22 2009
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
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
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.
Sunday, November 25 2012
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
Charlie Rakes veers from not-very-repressed homosexual to omni-predator.
Friday, June 1 2012
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
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
Signaling death and dryness, the flies also mark transitions from one location to another: everywhere, it seems, someone is dead or dying.
Thursday, August 30 2012
Sure, the period looks perfect. Too bad the rest of Lawless is so flawed.
Monday, May 21 2012
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
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
Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead