Monday, November 9 2009
Aside from such obvious aspects -- including the difference between black and white and color film stock -- the back and forth between the films was also reflective of their burgeoning creative output.
Thursday, January 24 2008
The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.
Tuesday, January 1 2008
Taken together, Help! and The McCartney Years, show the breadth of an artist's career, warts and all. Few have lived a life as well-documented or as successful as Paul McCartney.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Help! is two films in one -- and if you can tolerate the first, you're bound to enjoy the second.
Thursday, November 1 2007
The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.
Sunday, July 9 2006
For its many commendable qualities -- qualities long recognized by a sizable cult of fans -- Petulia doesn't quite display cultural insight.
Wednesday, July 31 2002
The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.
Saturday, December 31 1994
A smooth amalgamation of Richard Lester's intricate direction, Alun Owen's hysterical screenplay, and the natural charms of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a film perfectly of its time and perfectly timeless.
Friday, June 28 2013
Bring a towel.
Friday, September 14 2012
Richard Lester and musical England, just before they was fab.
Friday, March 25 2011
How I Won the War wanted to be wacky and irreverent. Sadly, it comes across as weird and irrelevant forty some years later.