Kenneth Branagh
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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM

From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.

The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 6:23 AM

What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.


'Cinderella' Is All Eye Candy and Empty Entertainment Calories
13 Mar 2015 // 4:16 AM

The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.

It's a Post-9/11 Jack Ryan in 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
17 Jan 2014 // 5:00 AM

This is a spy movie where everyone knows what everyone else is doing, but still, they all go through motions as if they don't.


Sound and Fury: 'Thor'
4 May 2011 // 10:20 PM

When it's required to be serious, it stays somber. When it has to explode across the screen, Thor soars.

'Much Ado' About the Two Kenneth Branaghs
19 Apr 2011 // 6:54 AM

(Much Ado About Nothing is) perhaps the best, breeziest adaptation of all of Shakespeare's works - warts and all.


Taking a ripping adventure with Thor
3 May 2011 // 4:30 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. — The day's light was fading, but the cast and crew of "Thor" were making good headway on a battle scene — a

Michael Caine turns the tables in 'Sleuth' remake
17 Oct 2007 // 9:57 PM

NEW YORK -- When it comes to movies, the mark of Caine -- British star Sir Michael Caine -- states that any producer who doesn't

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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