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The Worst Films of 2012
23 Jan 2013 // 5:10 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 // 6:00 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.
'Patriots Day' Is Heavy With Exasperating Fiction
22 Dec 2016 // 4:30 AM
Tommy (Mark Wahlberg) embodies a troubling fiction, the one where one man can "fix it". Sometimes, that fiction is inspiring. Sometimes, it's exasperating.
'Deepwater Horizon' Will Entertain You Even If It Fails to Enrage You
30 Sep 2016 // 4:24 AM
Peter Berg’s gripping disaster thriller is a cautionary tale about greed, hubris, and ginormous explosions.
TIFF 2016: 'Deepwater Horizon', 'Moonlight', 'Carrie Pilby' and 'The Magnificent Seven'
15 Sep 2016 // 9:00 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 // 6:00 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 // 11:23 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 // 8:47 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