Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Thursday, January 10 2008
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.
Sunday, February 24 2013
Comics give writers and artists a unique kind of freedom to make and remake places for their stories.
Wednesday, July 15 2009
Before even opening Chicken with Plums it is apparent that the book will have to go beyond the cultural seduction of Persepolis if Satrapi’s career is to become anything other than a one-note veil dance.
Monday, July 7 2008
This story reaches across barriers in language and experience to viewers who have never suffered exile.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Personal and political history is delivered with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy (Marjane lies in bed, the "camera" hovering overhead as she declares herself a communist after learning her grandfather was jailed for same).
Monday, November 10 2003
Based on her own personal experience of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Marjane Satrapi introduces us to the effects of cultural change through the eyes of a child.
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Writer, artist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi grew up in Iran, living through the Shah's regime, the revolution that overthrew him, and the establishment of the