Sunday, June 17 2012
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Watch this space for the next two weeks as we bring to your screen more iconic film performances. Today's highlights include Lucille Ball and John Barrymore.
Sunday, June 10 2012
If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.
Monday, June 4 2012
Could The Lucky One have been made in 1975 about Vietnam?
Tuesday, May 29 2012
Martin Scorsese's singular, absurdist comic nightmare from 1985 demands a second (and third) look.
Thursday, May 10 2012
The Full Frame Film Festival is a rich collection of “elective affinities” that forces us to ponder the relationships between stories placed side-by-side, like so many books on a shelf.
In 1976 the creators of National Lampoon, America’s most popular humor magazine, decided to make a movie.
Thursday, May 3 2012
Bourne and a bunch of ancient action movie icons wrap up the annual popcorn movie march, not with a whimper, but (hopefully) with a box office bang.
Wednesday, May 2 2012
It's a battle of the box office biggest superheros as July sees Batman take on a new webslinger for artistic and commercial bragging rights.
Tuesday, May 1 2012
June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...
Monday, April 30 2012
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
Tuesday, April 24 2012
The danger with any work on Bob Marley is that it can so quickly slip into just so much spiritual hoo hah; but in a way, it almost has to, or it’s not giving the story it’s fair due.
Monday, April 23 2012
The superstar producer just helped helm the mega-selling Hunger Games soundtrack, and tells PopMatters all about its creation, including how he never actually knew about the series until right before he started working on the music.
Thursday, April 12 2012
But one can never be free from their darker, primal side, not really. Seymour's passive attempt to escape the plant almost ends in tragedy, as it tries to devour Audrey while Seymour is away.
Wednesday, April 11 2012
If Damsels in Distress has any one theme to conveys that no matter how eccentric, affected, or even arrogant an individual may seem, their feelings and struggles are the same as ours. Director Whit Stillman talks to PopMatters about creating his newest universe.
Tuesday, April 10 2012
By examining the legacy of this unique horror hybrid and its ties to the classic Universal Monsters on the eve of the film's 25th anniversary, we learn a bit more why monster movies have always thrilled us all.
Thursday, April 5 2012
Shot in the wilds of Tasmania, Nettheim's 'eco-noir', starring Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe, is at turns brooding, spare and eerily beautiful.
Monday, April 2 2012
We need to talk about Margaret, a movie for cinephiles that inspires the most cinephilic behaviors imaginable. Kenneth Lonergan's masterpiece is equally cinematic and personal.
Thursday, March 29 2012
In Lynchian noirs dream and waking states bleed into one another until fantasy and reality are indistinguishable, until the very distinction between the two is rendered meaningless. The result is an effectively enthralling cinematic universe.
Monday, March 26 2012
Who else is bored with vampires? Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos rescues the vampire myth from boring romanticism.
Wednesday, March 14 2012
The legacy of the The Bodyguard, beyond the greatness of Whitney, the vision of Kasdan, and the wisdom of Costner, is that it's possible to please the public and produce profit on a massive scale by intelligently presenting the complexities of adult love.