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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Sunday, January 6 2013

The Best Female Film Performances of 2012

From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.


Sunday, June 17 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part One

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Watch this space for the next two weeks as we bring to your screen more iconic film performances. Today's highlights include Lucille Ball and John Barrymore.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Columns

Thursday, March 7 2013

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?


Reviews

Thursday, April 11 2013

Highly Political, Highly Personal: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Director Kathryn Bigelow asked questions to which she didn't have the answers, reminding us about the way in which arts and politics are deeply interconnected.


Wednesday, December 19 2012

Hunting Osama bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

If Maya impresses her colleagues with her skillful readings, her imperfect ability to interpret "what we don't know," she also incarnates the various traumas of such enterprise.


Friday, July 10 2009

The Hurt Locker

Unable to parse what he sees, James finds meaning, at last, in his misreading.


Wednesday, July 17 2002

K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.


Blogs

Wednesday, January 16 2013

Award Season Rewind: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Between now and the Oscars, we will be revisiting the films that make the 2012 Awards Season sizzle. This time out, we look at Kathryn Bigelow's amazing follow-up to her previous Best Picture Winner, The Hurt Locker


Wednesday, January 9 2013

Austin Dale's Film Honors for 2012

Austin Dale shares his ballot and most memorable film moments from 2012.


Wednesday, January 13 2010

The Hurt Locker on DVD and Blu-ray

The critically acclaimed Kathryn Bigelow-directed film The Hurt Locker is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film depicts Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy


Sunday, January 10 2010

The Hurt Locker (2008)

It's lasted over six years. It's become the buzz in the background of our daily lives. It's the rote response to any "support our troops"


Wednesday, July 8 2009

Bigelow's 'Hurt Locker' Hits Home

It's lasted over six years. It's become the buzz in the background of our daily lives. It's the rote response to any "support our troops"


News

Thursday, May 24 2012

Documents show Pentagon gave Hollywood special access for bin Laden movie

WASHINGTON — In the months after the successful U.S. military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, Pentagon officials met with Hollywood filmmakers and gave them


Monday, May 2 2011

Hollywood has new options with Osama bin Laden's death

LOS ANGELES — About three years ago, screenwriter Mark Boal was keen on a book called "Kill Bin Laden." The memoir, purportedly written by a member


Thursday, February 4 2010

Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner won over his hometown a long time ago

MODESTO, Calif. — Jeremy Renner has gone from a student on the small stage in the Modesto Junior College auditorium to a star on the movie


Thursday, July 9 2009

A maverick female director explores men who dare death

PHILADELPHIA — Slim as lightning, Kathryn Bigelow makes movies charged with adrenaline and electricity, action thrillers like "Blue Steel" and "Point Break." The 6-footer with the


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