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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Lots of Boys and The Girl
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business. [1.Aug.14]
'Slander' Airs Out the Dirty Laundry of the Genteel '50's
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility. [1.Aug.14]
The PopMatters Summer Film Preview: August 2014
There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City. [31.Jul.14]
Aronofsky's 'Noah' Interprets the Bible With Intensity
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry. [31.Jul.14]
The Architecture of War in 'King and Country'
King and Country finds Joseph Losey examining the human soul with his signature dispassionate curiosity. [31.Jul.14]
Reviews
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility. [31.Jul.14]
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business. [01.Aug.14]
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry. [30.Jul.14]
None of the answers in Fallen City seem simple, as the film offers three stories of survivors after the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan. [30.Jul.14]
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them. [30.Jul.14]
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny. [28.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility. [31.Jul.14]
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them. [30.Jul.14]
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There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City. [31.Jul.14]
By Kia Rahnama
Far from style over substance, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox fixates over objects to show its protagonist's inability to handle the oncoming winter. [29.Jul.14]
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Home video companies such as Kino Lorber, the Criterion Collection, and Flicker Alley have been instrumental in meeting the changing methods of distributing silent film. [28.Jul.14]
Channel Surfing
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [21.Jul.14]
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