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January 2015

‘The Emerald Jungle’ Jars You Out of Your Assumptions About Multiculturalism

In its examination of issues of multiculturalism, The Emerald Forest continues to acquaint complacent Americans to troubling geopolitical issues 30 years after its release.


‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Deserves to Win Almost All the Oscars ‘Boyhood’ Doesn’t

Ralph Fiennes holds civilization together with little more than his impeccable manners and mustache in Wes Anderson’s absurdist dollhouse of a tragicomedy.


‘The Long Goodbye’ in the City of Angels and Demons

Robert Altman's '70s noir is a terrific, sad, and mischievous movie.


Why the ‘Selma’ Snub Matters

Because of its unjustified snubbing, Selma and the artists involve now face an uphill battle in the movie industry they never should have to face.


The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.


Double Take: Mean Streets (1973)

Starting today at PopMatters, "Double Take" does for film what "Counterbalance" does for music. Film geeks Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick regularly examine the "500 Greatest Films Ever Made".


‘Between God, the Devil and a Winchester’ Is the Spaghetti Western Take on ‘Treasure Island’

This subpar spaghetti western struggles to keep the magic of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel alive.


Victim Blaming in the 1950s: ‘Witness to Murder’

This entry in the '50s noir cycle is an exercise in paranoia from a woman's point of view.


Tom Hardy in ‘Locke’: The Most Overlooked Performance at the 2014 Golden Globes

Tom Hardy’s visceral performance in this one-man meltdown packs more drama than a half-dozen multi-character stories.


There’s Not Enough Music in ‘Pete Kelly’s Blues’

No amount of melodramatic hysteria or Ella Fitzgerald's singing can save Pete Kelly's Blues from its bland angle on its subject.


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