Sunday, January 27 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
Thursday, January 7 2010
In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Friday, March 14 2014
The story repeatedly takes a backseat to the style. Anderson is meticulous with his details and creates a candy-colored world within which to situate his whimsy.
Monday, March 10 2014
Like Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson seems to have a twisted desire to expose the fallacies of adulthood through the innocent yet knowing eyes of children.
Sunday, September 9 2012
The portraits of failed genius in Wes Anderson’s melancholic comedy inhabit a frozen kind of entrapping nostalgia, which somehow the film’s anarchic comedy bursts free from.
Monday, May 28 2012
For all their films' differences in depth and address, both Wes Anderson and Leos Carax explore the playful possibilities of their chosen art.
Friday, May 25 2012
This bit of violence suggests what's at stake for the opposite sides, for the fugitives and those who mean to bring them back: how to maintain community and also value resistance.
Wednesday, October 17 2012
I propose a souvenir shoppe, also called "Moonrise Kingdom", a kind of "pottery barn" filled with purchasable goods reproduced from the movie's sets, props and costumes.
Wednesday, June 27 2012
Moonrise Kingdom may be the first film in Anderson's career that suffers from being a bit too subdued.
Thursday, May 17 2012
Opening the festival with Moonrise Kingdom, beloved indie icon Wes Anderson’s first live action film in five years, only buoyed the camaraderie felt by Cannes attendees.
Tuesday, March 23 2010
Wes Anderson should have been an author. Though he works in film, he remains a true man of letters at his core. There is a
Wednesday, November 25 2009
Roald Dahl has always been the anti-Dr. Seuss. For all the lessons illustrated and celebrated by the late Theodor Geisel, his UK compatriot took a
Friday, April 20 2012
LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival is set to feature one of the richest North American slates in years, as Lee Daniels, David Cronenberg, Jeff
Thursday, October 18 2007
A little more than an hour through Wes Anderson's new comedy-drama "The Darjeeling Limited," Owen Wilson -- playing Francis, one of three brothers on a