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The Best Independent / International Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.

Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007
24 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.


Red Cliff
21 Mar 2010 // 4:59 PM

Famed action director John Woo delivers with his highly anticipated portrayal of one of the most famous battles in Chinese history.

Red Cliff (Chi Bi)
21 Jan 2010 // 10:30 PM

Red Cliff executes a well-known scheme, with the overmatched insurgents trying to outwit and out-moxie a massive army.


PopTalk: What Makes Something "So Bad It's Good?"
18 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

From The Room to Southland Tales, "so-bad-it's-good" cinema has become a cult industry. Why do people waste time on ostensibly "bad" films?


Director John Woo takes on China's greatest literary work and a Western audience
30 Oct 2008 // 11:09 PM

TOKYO - For director John Woo to realize his 18-year dream of filming the 13th-century masterpiece "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," he would have to

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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