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?
Friday, April 8 2016
While United 93 was released "too soon" for viewers' comfort, a mix of critically derided films and critically acclaimed series continue to depict the age of terror.
Tuesday, April 5 2016
Few films explore abuse, mental illness, and post traumatic stress disorder as realistically and poignantly as Room.
Thursday, March 31 2016
Brain Candy is considered the "darkest" chapter in Kids in the Hall's story. But dark is a part of their comedy and their appeal, so now's a good time to look at this film in a new light.
Tuesday, March 29 2016
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting trashed. How can DC and Warner Bros. recover from this debacle? PopMatters' comics and movie scholar can help.
Friday, March 25 2016
Reaching for the ultimate psychedelic experience, director Gaspar Noé found The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but did he know what he found when he crafted Enter the Void?
Friday, March 11 2016
Arye Michael Bender reprises his role as defrocked '70s guru Octavio Coleman in the upcoming part spin-off, part sequel, part prequel and completely mind-bending film, The Esquire.
Wednesday, March 2 2016
Surrounded by faceless men, stone men, and brainless men, the mesmerizing "Queen of Blood" belongs in her own class.
Thursday, February 18 2016
Steven Spielberg's most child-friendly blockbuster primed a generation to be more accepting of homosexuality.
Tuesday, February 9 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
Wednesday, February 3 2016
The From the Vault series adds infinite layers of the Rolling Stones' performances for diehard and casual fans alike.
Monday, January 25 2016
Like its Serbian counterpart, Tamil Turbo-folk masquerades as ethno-nationalist resistance against the dislocations brought to bear by nation building, liberalization, and globalization.
Thursday, January 21 2016
Star Wars is the latest exemplar of a genre that's accelerating toward its own creative exhaustion. That genre, of course, is the Hollywood tent-pole.
Wednesday, January 13 2016
David Lynch's film unfolds in a series of desires, warnings, and deals that are often made under duress by unseen malevolent forces, or motivated by darkness within.
Tuesday, December 15 2015
The Wolfpack is less about the power of movie consumption and more about the power of movie creation.