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Features

Monday, January 3 2011

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.


Wednesday, April 29 2009

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.


Thursday, January 24 2008

Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.


Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.


Thursday, January 3 2008

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.


Reviews

Sunday, January 19 2014

'Machete Kills' is 'Spy Kids' Meets 'Moonraker'... with Blood

Machete Cortez is back... and so over-the-top, he literally floats away.


Sunday, August 23 2009

Shorts

The chaos of Shorts is amplified when Toe finds a magic rainbow-colored wishing rock, which lets whoever has it have whatever he wants.


Thursday, April 5 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Where the olden days movies were fierce, these are more nostalgic for a moment that's amplified in the remembering. These retreads are surely giddy, but they're also indulgent, just as they mean to be.


Monday, August 15 2005

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.


Thursday, June 9 2005

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Robert Rodriguez is at his enfant terrible game again, for the second time this year.


Blogs

Friday, October 11 2013

Welcome to Your Nerdgasm: 'Machete Kills'

The moment we see Mel Gibson in his element, full of beans and blasting away at Kyle Ward's crazed dialogue, Machete Kills becomes the certified guilty pleasure it's spent the last 45 minutes trying to be.


News

Tuesday, August 31 2010

Robert Rodriguez unleashes edgy 'Machete'

One of the deciding moments in the making of the neo-exploitation, ultra-violent-comedy thriller "Machete" came when star-to-be Danny Trejo was doing an autograph signing in


Monday, April 9 2007

Movies don't always have to be picture perfect to gain our loyalty

Tarantino compares the "grindhouse" experience with the raw power of "punk rock."


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