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Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

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.


Tuesday, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

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.


Thursday, January 3 2008

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.


Reviews

Sunday, July 17 2011

When Time Twists Within Itself: 'Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies'

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.


Thursday, November 29 2007

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)

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.


Tuesday, November 27 2007

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Diving Bell feels like another world and visually, it looks like no other film.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Before Night Falls (2000)

A faithful filmic adaptation of Arenas' memoir could easily take six hours and still not capture the full impact of the book. Painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel ('Basquiat') consciously diverges from the traditional school of literary adaptation.


Blogs

Friday, July 15 2011

The Middling East; 'Miral'

(Miral) is a vague, overly ambitious wash that will leave both fanatics and the casual fan wanting more...and caring even less.


Friday, September 26 2008

Lou Reed's Berlin (2007)

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


News

Tuesday, April 5 2011

Julian Schnabel makes a 'disruptive' movie about Palestinians in 'Miral'

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


Friday, January 14 2011

Jewish artist-filmmaker falls for Palestinian orphanage tale, then for its writer

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


Thursday, January 17 2008

Julian Schnabel says he's made a film everyone can relate to

Julian Schnabel sees a different world than the rest of us. That was obvious from his paintings, "bold, confrontational" pieces of neo-expressionism, the critics raved


Wednesday, January 2 2008

Filmmaker as artist: With so much talent, what's a little ego?

It could be a Zen koan, what just came out of Julian Schnabel's mouth: "Nobody knows better than you what you need to do, even


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