Sunday, January 27 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Both Thomas Vinterberg's Jangten (The Hunt) and Michael Haneke's Amour (Love) mix horror and hope.
Monday, July 12 2010
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
Michael Haneke's scene for scene remake of his own 1997 film, Funny Games, appears to be premised on displeasure.
Monday, January 28 2013
With a history of unusual winner choices, is Amour headed to the podium on Oscar night?
Friday, January 25 2013
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
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
We live for La Riva here at Statuesque, but let's show some love to her (equally iconic) co-star!
Monday, May 21 2012
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
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
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