Tuesday, January 18 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
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
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
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.
Friday, March 15 2013
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
Seth Rogen + Michel Gondry does not = great action movie. Who would've guessed?
Thursday, January 13 2011
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 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
A people so lost in their own hermetic insularity that human connections seem alien and almost dangerous.
Wednesday, January 12 2011
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
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 unlikely pairing of Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen produces a superhero movie tricked out with all the standard features.
Tuesday, February 16 2010
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,
Sunday, June 21 2009
A foreboding metropolis that chews up young people, relegating their dreams to a distant memory within servitude and sacrifice. A society so strapped by tradition
Wednesday, June 20 2007
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