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Tuesday, July 17 2012

To Be Young Again: Maturity and Adolescence in Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.


Tuesday, July 3 2012

Through His Glasses: A Talk with The Amazing Spider-Man’s Leif Gantvoort

The actor-director Leif Gantvoort plays a pivotal role in the summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, and swings by PopMatters to tell us all about it: the Mensa premiere, his thoughts on if it's too soon for a franchise reboot, and why everyone should watch the movie Brick ...


Thursday, June 28 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Ten

PopMatters concludes our 2012 update of the Esssential Film Performances today. Part ten and the final section features Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy and more...


Wednesday, June 27 2012

I, RoboCop: Paul Verhoeven’s Prescient Classic 25 Years Later

One of RoboCop’s greatest strengths is how the movie so comfortably and carefully straddles the space between smart satire and popcorn thrills, a special talent of Paul Verhoeven’s.


Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Nine

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part nine features Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell and more...


Tuesday, June 26 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Eight

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part eight features Richard Pryor, Ryan O'Neal and more...


Monday, June 25 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Seven

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part seven features Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Montgomery and more...


Sunday, June 24 2012

She’s an Essential Performer: The Interview with Piper Laurie

Female movie stars of today may possess the basic, bare minimum tenets of Piper Laurie’s blazingly original screen persona, but very few can claim the kind of honed, strong chops she can.


Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...


Thursday, June 21 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Five

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part five features Charles Laughton, Madeline Kahn and more...


Wednesday, June 20 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part four features Michael Fassbender, Jane Fonda and more...


Tuesday, June 19 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Three

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part three features Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas and more...


Monday, June 18 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Two

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...


Sunday, June 17 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part One

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

The Sky Is Falling: Images of Mass Destruction in ‘The Avengers’

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

The Lucky One: Hollywood’s Changing Perspective on War

Could The Lucky One have been made in 1975 about Vietnam?


Tuesday, May 29 2012

“Different Rules Apply”: On Pure Filmmaking and ‘After Hours’

Martin Scorsese's singular, absurdist comic nightmare from 1985 demands a second (and third) look.


Thursday, May 10 2012

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

In 1976 the creators of National Lampoon, America’s most popular humor magazine, decided to make a movie.


Elective Affinities at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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.


Thursday, May 3 2012

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August)

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.


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