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Friday, December 6 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.


Wednesday, February 10 2010

Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


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.


Reviews

Thursday, December 5 2013

Christian Bale Is Gaunt and Tough in 'Out of the Furnace'

Russell's life-changing drunk driving accident, which sends him to prison, is rendered in a slash of harsh sound and illegible wreckage: from now on, you know, his options only dwindle.


Sunday, December 9 2012

Scott Cooper: Quiet Company

Scott Cooper's latest effort is a nice little mood record for those quiet, somber days.


Thursday, April 29 2010

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart's whiskey drinkin' hard livin' Bad Blake is Jeff Bridges’ best performance since The Dude, and with the music, there are no false notes.


Monday, December 21 2009

Crazy Heart

An understanding of the music business -- in addition to genuinely lovely performances by Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal -- makes Crazy Heart something special.


Blogs

Friday, December 6 2013

'Out of the Furnace' and Into the Mire

Nothing about this movie feels or plays original. It lifts from better offerings and often mimics the post-modern noirs that became prevalent in the '70s and '90s.


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