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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.
The Best Films of 2016
15 Dec 2016 // 10:00 PM
PopMatters presents a list of the best films that surfaced in 2016 and impressed us with their cinematic visions of where we’ve been.
A Blackly Sardonic Telling of Abe Lincoln: 'Crime Classics, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln'
12 Feb 2013 // 5:30 PM
You think Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is compelling? Try upping the ante with Crime Classics: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Like All Movie Stars, Even 'War Horse' Joey Needs Make-up
14 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
One of the most challenging aspects for Ali Bannister, head of the equine hair and make-up department on the set of War Horse, was keeping artists safe when applying mud to the rear ends of over 80 horses.
'The BFG' Is a Modestly Magical Film for a Grimly Realistic Age
30 Jun 2016 // 4:30 AM
In a deft interplay of shadow and hint, Spielberg shows again his organic genius for the long reveal.
Cannes 2016: 'The Handmaiden' + 'The BFG'
18 May 2016 // 5:30 AM
Fantasy is at the heart of two adaptations of famous books screened at Cannes this week, Steven Spielberg's The BFG and Park Chan-wook’s Agassi (The Handmaiden).
10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)
26 Feb 2015 // 5:59 AM
Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.
History Always Repeats: 'Lincoln'
15 Nov 2012 // 11:00 PM
Dropping us directly into the fray without any real context and hoping we can pick up the pieces and the players as the drama unfolds, Lincoln is a masterpiece of manipulated storytelling.
Steven Spielberg Hopes to Reveal the Lincoln You Might Not Know
8 Nov 2012 // 5:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — “Lincoln today is beyond partisan politics,” Steven Spielberg said in a recent interview about his new movie, “Lincoln.” “Yeahhhh,” said screenwriter Tony Kushner,
John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
11 Jan 2012 // 3:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from