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The Worst Films of 2012
23 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.
Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May)
30 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
'Deepwater Horizon' Will Entertain You Even If It Fails to Enrage You
30 Sep 2016 // 3:24 AM
Peter Berg’s gripping disaster thriller is a cautionary tale about greed, hubris, and ginormous explosions.
'Lone Survivor' Is a Formidable Piece of Storytelling
19 Jun 2014 // 1:00 AM
Both a visceral and heartbreaking experience, Lone Survivor honors truth through fiction in a way that is both rare and haunting.
TIFF 2016: 'Deepwater Horizon', 'Moonlight', 'Carrie Pilby' and 'The Magnificent Seven'
15 Sep 2016 // 8:00 AM
Kids in America: Day 7 at TIFF stays firmly in the land of the brave for two very different coming-of-age stories, an oil disaster and plenty of shooting.
'Battleship': What Did You Expect?
28 May 2012 // 5:00 AM
The film is a huge missed opportunity, not because of its action potential but because of its subtext.
Unheroic superhero appealed to director 'Hancock' director Peter Berg
2 Jul 2008 // 10:23 PM
"I loved the idea of an alcoholic, nihilistic, subversive superhero, fighting crime drunk," says Peter Berg about "Hancock" - a screenplay that's been kicking around
Today's foreign wars are Hollywood hell
8 Nov 2007 // 7:47 PM
This is not your grandfather's war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn't stopped Hollywood from releasing a series of films