Sunday, January 22 2012
2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.
Thursday, January 12 2012
The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.
Monday, May 2 2011
The return of everyone's favorite mutants, the arrival of an intergalactic peacekeeper, and some guy with a bunch of birds marks June's idea of sunny Summer fun.
Sunday, January 30 2011
In part one of our missed movies special feature, the staff looks at a wide variety of titles, from a creepy urban legend, a look at vampires, South African style, and the latest from greats like Mike Leigh and Robert Duvall, to documentaries of such famous (or perhaps, infamous) faces as Joan Rivers and Spalding Gray.
Thursday, January 10 2008
From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.
Friday, July 27 2012
While Winterbottom’s script carves several major elements out of the novel, he does keep true to Thomas Hardy’s vision of a beleaguered lower-class woman who is at the mercy of forces beyond her control.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
Bleakly rolling moors and stiff-chinned restaurants bring a chilly tone to this austere, investigative, self-reflexive, and yet somehow rollicking comedy from the winningly self-reflexive Tristram Shandy band.
Friday, June 10 2011
In The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a series of meditations on show business, women, and something like the meaning of life.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
Colin Firth stars in Michael Winterbottom's latest, a film about a father and two daughters coping and escaping from a death in the family.
Thursday, November 15 2007
At last, all we have is the horror we began with. Pearl will be beheaded, for nothing, and the world gets a little darker.
Tuesday, May 1 2012
Michael Winterbottom paints his film with the rich and vibrant colors of India, but Trishna's main characters are unconvincing.
Friday, October 21 2011
The Trip is consistently less about the meal and more about the men having it.
Friday, July 9 2010
The controversy around The Killer Inside Me's unflinching portrayal of violence is misplaced -- it is the use of violence as slick entertainment and a means to self-reflection that is truly disturbing.
Wednesday, June 13 2007
SAN FRANCISCO -- "I write this book for you, Danny, because you had the courage of this most solitary act: to die with your hands