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Friday, December 5 2014

PopMatters Film Preview: December 2014

This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes.

Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Monday, March 23 2015

There Aren't Many Reasons to Go 'Into the Woods'

Die-hard Sondheim fans may enjoy this adaptation, but the rest of the world should revisit Chicago and wonder why Marshall hasn’t been able to capture that film’s magic since.

Monday, December 22 2014

The Woods Are Crawling With Metaphors in Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'

Disney’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s ironic fairy tale musical keeps the master’s gorgeous melodies, knowing lyrics, and finger wagging intact.

Monday, November 21 2011

Mediocrity Washes Ashore in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

On Stranger Tides lacks the chemistry of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, in which the Jack-Elizabeth-Will triangle offered a rich foundation for the adventures.

Friday, May 20 2011

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides': Are You Impressed?

An early sequence in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides showcases its best idea: two Captain Jack Sparrows.

Thursday, May 20 2010

Nine Is Not a 9.0, But It Tops 'Chicago'

Well-choreographed dance numbers abound. Costumes and lighting take center stage. Audiences even get the giddy entertainment of watching movie stars prove themselves as fine to passable singers.

Nine [18.Dec.09]
Chicago (2002) [25.Dec.02]


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Lowest Common Depp-nominator: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Nothing gels here. Depp dandies around, making his mark whenever he is onscreen, while the rest of the cast struggle to find the right rhythm.

Wednesday, July 6 2011

Blame Canada (or the Rest of the World, More Accurately)

With Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, we end up with a surreal situation in which a bad movie, carefully marketed and manipulated (thanks to past successes), ends up making a billion dollars at the box office...

Wednesday, December 23 2009

'Nine' is Noxious

If the movie musical dies a second death - and it's not looking too good right about now - Rob Marshall will clearly be one

Thursday, May 14 2009

"Nine" directed by Rob Marshall (trailer)

Nine is Chicago director Rob Marshall's eagerly awaited musical version of the classic Federico Fellini film 8½. The Weinstein Company is releasing the flick into theatres

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