Thursday, October 27 2016
As the latest Blair Witch exits cinemas, PopMatters asks what was the aura of the first Blair Witch Project, and has it been lost?
Wednesday, October 26 2016
The "chick flick" medium doesn't completely obfuscate the espousal of the triumph of Hindu conservatism over secular-liberal institutions and socialist ideology.
Friday, October 7 2016
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
Wednesday, September 21 2016
Flops, superheroes, monsters and noir in The Next Reel.
Friday, August 19 2016
Deeply baroque and shamelessly foreboding, Uladzimir Karatkevich’s King Stakh’s Wild Hunt is a crowning achievement of Belarusian gothic.
Tuesday, August 9 2016
Funded by Kickstarter, this five-disc set preserves and restores the most significant collection of "race films" on DVD and Blu-ray.
Wednesday, August 3 2016
The failure of An Open Secret to connect with a wide audience speaks to the persistence of denial when the perpetrators of child abuse populate the entertainment industry.
Monday, June 27 2016
With his "Road Trilogy", Wenders suggests that to find our place, we must be displaced.
Tuesday, June 21 2016
Beautiful, classic, important, and thoroughly complex, Gilda is a real “aficionado” film, and yet it has an undeniable popular appeal.
Friday, June 17 2016
"The puzzle, or mindfuck film, if you will, is an inherently cinematic idea. Something about the very nature of cinema invites playing around with different levels of reality."
The Chase, Too Late for Tears, Woman on the Run and The Southerner are all examples of postwar indie cinema that had fallen through the cracks -- until now.
Thursday, June 9 2016
Gaspar Noé’s Love was panned in many different parts of the world because its unsimulated sex scenes defy narrative norms and take moviegoers out of the story.
Friday, June 3 2016
Montgomery Clift and Clifton Webb were both gay actors. One embraced his sexuality, while the other denied it, which made a huge difference in how their careers played out.
Wednesday, May 4 2016
From Death Race to The 10th Victim, may the odds be ever in your favour!
Thursday, April 28 2016
From the importance (or not) of the comic book movies to films with avant-garde concepts, some beautiful, some unbearable.
Tuesday, April 26 2016
Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.
Tuesday, April 19 2016
Behm turns the detective novel first on its head and then sideways before shot-putting it across a terrain of Żuławskian terror; its film adaptation is an equally nerve-wracking descent into oedipal destruction.
Friday, April 15 2016
Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.
Thursday, April 14 2016
One should approach this collection not unlike how Walter Benjamin approached collecting books: ".... not as dry, isolated facts, but as a harmonious whole..."
Monday, April 11 2016
Baz Luhrmann's films are not subtle. So why do I like Romeo + Juliet so much?