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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Thursday, January 12 2012

The Best Indie / International Films of 2011

The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

On Truth and Lies and the Full Frame Film Festival 2011

What is the connection between cloned puppies and a 32-year-old sex in chains story? This and other questions raised at this year’s Full Frame Film Festival.


Wednesday, April 14 2010

No Crossover: An Interview with Steve James

Sports, prejudice, and the tumultuous, fascinating life of Allen Iverson are all the focal-point of Steve James' latest, touching sports documentary. James speaks to PopMatters about race in America, Fox News, and the subjectivity of films themselves.


Reviews

Monday, October 15 2012

'Head Games': Concussions Now and in the Future

This appears to be the story of concussion in sports now, with some facts emerging and some myths remaining, with science jostling against culture, pride against worry.


Tuesday, July 19 2011

'Stevie' Refuses to Shape a Judgment for You

Stevie reveals the complex circulation of damage and anger, offenders and victims -- who too often become offenders.


Wednesday, June 22 2011

Silverdocs Documentary Festival: 'The Interrupters'

The Interrupters considers CeaseFire's premise, that violence can be treated like a disease, that its transmission can be interrupted.


Monday, April 12 2010

30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

No Crossover uses the 1993 trial of Allen Iverson as occasion to revisit historical revisionism.


Monday, May 9 2005

Hoop Dreams: Criterion Collection (2004)

The film is famous and respected for many reasons, not least because of the dramatic storylines it waves together so gracefully.


Joe and Max (2002) [17.Mar.03]

Blogs

Friday, July 29 2011

'The Interrupters' Opens in Select Theaters on 29 July

"The block is quiet," remembers Ameena Matthews, "And I'm looking down the street, and here come the sisters of the guy that got his tooth


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