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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.

Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.

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.

Thursday, August 11 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.

Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Wednesday, March 27 2013

Please, Love Me Do: Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

doesn’t attempt to comfort us, and it never offers pseudo-philosophical platitudes to help sweeten the ineluctable fact that our lives, loves and companionships can only ever be transient.

Tuesday, December 18 2012

‘Amour’ Shows Us the Very Ends of Love

The cruelty that Michael Haneke's new film explores is not committed by any devious human hands or minds. Here, the ravages are those of old age.

Tuesday, May 22 2012

Cannes 2012: 'The Hunt' + 'Love'

Both Thomas Vinterberg's Jangten (The Hunt) and Michael Haneke's Amour (Love) mix horror and hope.

Monday, July 12 2010

The Tangled, Trailing Tale of 'The White Ribbon'

A la Village of the Damned, the children of this village are a strange breed, suspiciously always present at the scenes of the savage crimes.

Friday, March 14 2008

Funny Games

Michael Haneke's scene for scene remake of his own 1997 film, Funny Games, appears to be premised on displeasure.


Monday, January 28 2013

Take a Closer Look: Foreign Language Film

With a history of unusual winner choices, is Amour headed to the podium on Oscar night?

Friday, January 25 2013

Award Season Rewind: 'Amour'

This time, we take on one of 2012's most moving experiences. While Amour may not inspire the kind of emotional epiphany that similar illness-driven dramas tend to, the results are still riveting.

Tuesday, January 22 2013

'Amour's' Oscar Chances

Jose analyzes each of the other cases where a Foreign Language film has crossed over to see what chances Amour stands historically at the upcoming Oscar ceremony.

Friday, December 14 2012

Best Actor, Jean-Louis Trintignant in 'Amour'

We live for La Riva here at Statuesque, but let's show some love to her (equally iconic) co-star!

Monday, May 21 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 5 - 'Amour' + 'In Another Country' + 'Like Someone in Love'

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.


Thursday, January 10 2013

Michael Haneke Goes in Close for the Anguish of ‘Amour’

CHICAGO —Since the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Michael Haneke’s devastating “Amour” in May, this tale of a long-married man and woman in their 8

Friday, March 14 2008

Michael Haneke offers an English version of 'Funny Games'

When directors decide to remake one of their own films, it is usually because there was something about the first version that they felt could

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