Call for Feature Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Film
'Persona' Doesn't Need to Be Understood to Be Loved
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic. [25.Apr.14]
'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is an Ode to the Eternally Undead City of Detroit
These vampires anticipate and understand death, and yet they mean to avoid it. Just so, Detroit -- decaying, yet vivid and eternal -- is their most perfect self-reflection. [24.Apr.14]
'Sensation: The Story of the Who's Tommy' Lives Up to Its Name
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot. [24.Apr.14]
'The Great Beauty' Is a Magnificent, Sensory-Rich Visual Poem that Pulsates with Life
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [24.Apr.14]
Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films of John Waters
He's made bad taste a true art form. In light of his recent birthday, here's our choices for John Waters' 10 Best Films. [23.Apr.14]
Reviews
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic. [24.Apr.14]
These vampires anticipate and understand death, and yet they mean to avoid it. Just so, Detroit -- decaying, yet vivid and eternal -- is their most perfect self-reflection. [24.Apr.14]
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot. [24.Apr.14]
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [23.Apr.14]
By Gina Kim
While the title On My Way implies the start of a journey that might be energetic and fresh, by film’s end, Bettie doesn’t seem like she’s moved much at all. [23.Apr.14]
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice. [23.Apr.14]
DVD Reviews
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic. [24.Apr.14]
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [23.Apr.14]
Mixed Media
Features
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark. [21.Apr.14]
Columns
On Principle
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's? [15.Apr.14]
Short Ends & Leader
What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses. [13.Apr.14]
From The Blogs
Now on PopMatters
Announcements
PM Picks

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.