Wednesday, April 10 2002
To the movie maven, Billy Wilder was the last of his kind, the most visible link to the Golden Age of Hollywood . . . he epitomized the professional spit and polish that the factory system of the major studios promoted.
Thursday, April 4 2002
When talking about movies, the phrase 'based on a video game' does not have to mean simply 'dumb'.
Sunday, March 31 2002
Czech New Wave film was able to hold up a mirror to the other side of the Iron Curtain, and to demystify the influence of the West.
Thursday, March 28 2002
Indications are that the SXSW Film Festival may be soon outgrowing the Music Festival's shadow and stepping into a light all its own.
Thursday, January 24 2002
For 10 days each January, Park City is a conversely utopian and dystopian microcosm of the entertainment industry, a Hollywood-as-mountain kingdom that is as isolated and insular as it is enviable and confounding.
Wednesday, January 2 2002
Best Music Videos of 2001 My dedication to music videos as an aesthetic and political form remains intact. This despite a year in which MTV played
Ten Best Films of 2001 1. In the Mood For LoveI saw Wong Kar-wai’s masterful period love story last year at the New York Film Festival,
A Year at the Video Store When time came to prepare this year-end list for PopMatters, I found that I’d seen very little in
The Most Enjoyable Films of 2001 The year was certainly a good one for movies, with a lot of diversity, a lot of fun, and a
Top Ten Significant Moments in Australian Entertainment The words “Australia” and “entertainment,” for me, go hand in hand. It’s like Rob Sitch said: “I
2001 Best of TV Last year my “Best of” list focused on those tv actors whom I thought just weren’t getting their due. Two of
Favorite Films of 2001 1. Memento (Christopher Nolan)When you peel away the backwards layers of director/screenwriter Christopher Nolan’s sophomore effort, you realize that while
More Than 10 Best Films of 2001 At the end of 2001, it’s difficult to come up with anything that might seem as trivial as a Best
Friday, December 7 2001
At first glance, Fred Schepisi looks like a quiet fellow. But he turns quite effusive when he starts talking: sharply observant and possessed of a dry sense of humor, he's comfortable expressing himself.
Thursday, November 15 2001
Set amid the gorgeous fall splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia Film Festival year after year remains an all-around classy production.
Friday, October 19 2001
Richard Linklater's movies feature lots of conversation, sometimes serving as plot, taking you places that you don't quite expect, then turning again.
Thursday, October 18 2001
This year, the New York Film Festival had a special significance, as it marked the return to some sense of normalcy in the city, two weeks after the World Trade Center disaster.
Thursday, September 20 2001
Perhaps the greatest indication of Kael's impact on the movie industry lay in its repeated attempts to lure her over to its side.
... time has shown that his commitment to entertainment and customer satisfaction led to a body of work that retains its appeal long after more supposedly sophisticated cinema has proven pale and pointless.
Thursday, August 9 2001
Perhaps the saddest thing about Monroe's death is the culture of pervasive necrophilia that has risen since. Elton John brings the house down and rakes in millions singing, without a trace of irony, about how heinously those 'other' people so exploited her.