Wednesday, June 27 2012
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part nine features Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell and more...
Tuesday, June 26 2012
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part eight features Richard Pryor, Ryan O'Neal and more...
Thursday, August 18 2011
Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...
Thursday, January 10 2008
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.
Wednesday, October 17 2007
In an era of relatively reserved American cinema, when most actors would be concerned with their images as leading men, Newman was not afraid to experiment and go with his artistic impulses.
Sunday, April 22 2012
If you were to tell women in 1976 that, 36 years later, women who work exclusively in the home and those who also work outside the home would be pitted against each other, they wouldn’t have believed it.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
The Pawnbroker remains an important work, especially as one of the first major studio films to explore the Holocaust.
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Tennessee Williams and Sidney Lumet make a boring movie. How is this even possible?!
Wednesday, June 4 2008
What a quirky pair of brothers do Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke make.
Thursday, October 25 2007
Family tensions run high throughout Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
Wednesday, August 9 2006
All dressed up but not much to say.
Friday, January 18 2013
Not as good as Tolstoy--ouch!
Friday, September 14 2012
Spy-noir with some aesthetically mixed messages.
Friday, April 8 2011
There wasn't just one dimension to what (Lumet) did behind the lens. The same could be said for him personally as well.
Sunday, November 21 2010
On the high-def agenda this time around: The Last Airbender, Salon Kitty, The Wiz, Charlie St. Cloud, and The Kids Are All Right.
Thursday, April 14 2011
LOS ANGELES — I'd almost forgotten what an unabashed liberal Sidney Lumet had been until I read an essay by New York Post critic Kyle Smith,
Thursday, November 8 2007
"It's not one of your average feel-good movies," says Sidney Lumet with a satisfied grin, speaking of his latest -- the ferociously dark, wildly entertaining,