Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Sunday, August 14 2011
Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.
Monday, September 8 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Thursday, July 16 2009
The distance we’ve come from Jackie Robinson hawking Chock Full o’Nuts coffee in the ‘50s, and black A-list jocks hawking virtually anything under the sun today, is astounding.
Thursday, October 16 2008
For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
This is the magnificent Clarke Peters' first go-round with Spike Lee, and fans of The Wire or Treme shouldn't miss it.
Friday, August 10 2012
The movie is obviously a labor of love; made with clear budgetary limitations, it employs thin-looking digital cinematography and vivid colors.
Thursday, June 9 2011
Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.
Sunday, August 22 2010
Magnificent and convulsive, angry and affectionate, Spike Lee's If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise assembles pieces of New Orleans' story, told by survivors and witnesses, politicians and poets.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
The best way to describe this Oldboy is to say it's a new interpretation of the same source.
Sunday, April 17 2011
Spike Lee's angry and magnificent documentary tracks how the U.S. exploitation of resources, in particular oil, has shaped New Orleans' ongoing fragility.
Thursday, September 25 2008
Spike Lee has a big mouth. It's a good thing he's so talented, since he often loves to write confrontational checks that his filmmaking sometimes
Tuesday, January 24 2012
PARK CITY, Utah — Spike Lee prompted a squall of controversy at the Sundance Film Festival when he accused the Hollywood studios of “know(ing) nothing
Tuesday, August 24 2010
Spike Lee's return to New Orleans for the follow-up of his sprawling post-Hurricane Katrina documentary "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" is
Monday, February 9 2009
Two of the most powerful films of 2008, movies that stay with you long after their final credits roll by, are out this week on DVD.
Thursday, September 25 2008
TORONTO - Early in Spike Lee's World War II movie, "Miracle at St. Anna," there's a clip of John Wayne rallying the troops in the