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Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


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.


Reviews

Monday, June 24 2013

'Under the Dome': Stephen King's Latest Mini-Series

Though sensationalist intrigues hold sway over the initial plot of Under the Dome, the gradual revelation of mysteries could well provide several seasons’ worth of dramatic interest.


Tuesday, September 20 2011

'Unforgettable' Cribs from the Once Good Bits of Once Good Shows

It’s cute when Carrie can recite verbatim a lover’s angry sarcasm from nearly a decade before. But only the first time.


Sunday, July 11 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Every Bit As Dark, Disturbing, and Captivating As the Book

Director Niels Arden Oplev has actualized a thriller that is as atmospheric as it is intricate.


Wednesday, March 17 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)

Niels Arden Oplev's film is a quality translation of Stieg Larsson's bestseller, comparable to what Ron Howard could have done with his Dan Brown films had the source material been worthy.


Blogs

Friday, March 8 2013

Bleak Noir: 'Dead Man Down'

(W)hat we have here is both foreign and familiar, yet another intriguing, if incomplete take on an age old Hollywood crime genre from someone far removed from it.


Thursday, August 19 2010

Getting to Noomi

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace, is and remains to this day the living embodiment of late author Stieg Larsson's troubled protagonist.


Friday, July 2 2010

Everybody Has Secrets: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Blu-ray)

It may not address every need of a commercially conscious viewer, but those with enough patience will be rewarded with something rich - and revelatory.


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