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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.
The Best Films of 2016
15 Dec 2016 // 10:00 PM
PopMatters presents a list of the best films that surfaced in 2016 and impressed us with their cinematic visions of where we’ve been.
Still Life: The Portrait of Time in 'Boyhood'
16 Apr 2015 // 9:30 PM
Boyhood sets itself the daunting task of reflecting the breadth of a human adolescence, but it instead reveals that it is in life's minutia that we find the most meaning.
'Boyhood' and the Transcendence of the Everyday
6 Jan 2015 // 9:30 PM
Boyhood returns to the view that originated with Italian Neorealism: documenting everyday life is the biggest spectacle one could capture on film.
Snark, Sarcasm, and Sobriety Keeps 'Ghost World' Relevant
4 Aug 2017 // 3:30 AM
Tales of summer classes, spineless parents, and an eternal curiosity about the wild, weird, and woebegotten in Criterion's edition of Ghost World.
Linklater's "Before" Trilogy Is About So Much More Than Romantic Love
12 Jun 2017 // 4:30 AM
Across three films and 18 years, the characters of Jesse and Céline have endured in the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, but their journey remains more complex than you remembered.
The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015
20 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM
Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.
'Boyhood' Is the '400 Blows' of Its Era
11 Jul 2014 // 3:41 AM
When coming of age movies are measured years from now, Boyhood will be the benchmark for artistic achievement and cinematic scope.
Richard Linklater Puts His Spin on a Sports Film with 'Everybody Wants Some'
14 Jan 2016 // 4:16 AM
If Boyhood was the portrait of the artist as a young man, Everybody is the portrait of Linklater as a young man.