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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007
10 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM
From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.
Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male
8 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM
From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.
When Time Twists Within Itself: 'Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies'
17 Jul 2011 // 3:57 PM
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies explores the connections between the birth of the motion picture and the evolution of modern art, particularly Cubism.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)
29 Nov 2007 // 8:05 PM
The movie follows the outline of Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir, not only recounting his former, super-glam playboy life, but also reckoning with his current condition, asserting a self without speech or gesture.
The Middling East; 'Miral'
15 Jul 2011 // 2:00 AM
(Miral) is a vague, overly ambitious wash that will leave both fanatics and the casual fan wanting more...and caring even less.
Lou Reed's Berlin (2007)
26 Sep 2008 // 5:04 AM
Music is the most opened ended of mediums. Individuals can influence the reception of a song or a sonic cycle simply by using their own
Julian Schnabel makes a 'disruptive' movie about Palestinians in 'Miral'
5 Apr 2011 // 5:30 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Painter-turned-filmmaker Julian Schnabel has the highest aims for his controversial new feature film "Miral." It tells the story of a disenfranchised Arab girl growing
Jewish artist-filmmaker falls for Palestinian orphanage tale, then for its writer
14 Jan 2011 // 12:00 AM
MIAMI — In the spring of 2007, shortly after famed artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel won best director at the Cannes Film Festival for "The Diving Bell