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Tuesday, January 18 2011

Rebuilding American Manhood: The Green Hornet Circa 2011

More than escapism, the Green Hornet gives an U.S. audience nurtured on frontier imagery an example of individual agency that resonates with the effort to believe and achieve the American dream.


Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


Reviews

Friday, March 15 2013

'The We and the I': Realities of Adolescence

The We and the I feels, as it rolls along, more and more like one of Michel Gondry's finest accomplishments.


Tuesday, May 10 2011

'The Green Hornet': Separate Ways, Worlds Apart

Seth Rogen + Michel Gondry does not = great action movie. Who would've guessed?


Thursday, January 13 2011

'The Green Hornet': On My Knees in the Night

As the wannbe heroes roll through the dark streets of Los Angeles in their vintage Chrysler Imperial, they're fooling themselves and you know it.


Thursday, April 1 2010

The Thorn in the Heart (L'épine dans le coeur)

The film watches mother and son looking back, their interconnected but also disparate processes made visible in interviews, home movies, and reenactments.


Sunday, July 12 2009

Tokyo!

A people so lost in their own hermetic insularity that human connections seem alien and almost dangerous.


Blogs

Monday, July 21 2014

'Mood Indigo' Is Mesmerizing Michel Gondry Magic

Michel Gondry goes all out here, bringing both the fanciful wonders and dire circumstances of our couple's doomed affair to breathtaking, eye-popping life.


Wednesday, January 12 2011

Gondry Gives 'Hornet' Its Giddy Geek Fizz

Thanks to the cheek of those both in front of and behind the lens, what could have been a typical costumed crusader effort turns into one of 2011's early delights.


Friday, July 23 2010

The Facts of Life in 'Inception', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', and 'The Matrix'

Images of well-spoken men wearing dour expressions and designer suits have become to Christopher Nolan what terrycloth robes and light-sabers are to George Lucas or blood-spattered blades to Quentin Tarantino.


Wednesday, June 23 2010

'The Green Hornet': Michel Gondry Kicks Some Ass (trailer)

The unlikely pairing of Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen produces a superhero movie tricked out with all the standard features.


Tuesday, February 16 2010

Get Gondry-fied with Watercolors (photos)

For about a year, acclaimed director/ Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep) had a peculiar offer on his website: for $99.95,


Tokyo! (2008): Blu-ray (Short Ends and Leader) [21.Jun.09]

News

Thursday, June 21 2007

French director Gondry would rather play with paint than pixels

The visionary French film director Michel Gondry learned early that making art was a good way to impress people. "I would draw naked women and


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