A Prophet

The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

The Best DVDs of 2010 | 5 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


'A Prophet': Up That Bloody Ladder | 8 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM

Jacques Audiard's mesmerizing French prison epic starts down a predictable path, but takes its young character on a journey of hard-fought survival told with an unforgettable verve and originality.

A Prophet (Un prophète) | 25 Feb 2010 // 9:10 PM

A Prophet follows Malik’s struggle not just for mere existence, but also for individual identity in a world where a man alone is nothing.


France's 'A Prophet' offers a new kind of gangster: a Muslim | 10 Feb 2010 // 8:16 PM

'A Prophet' breaks a taboo by heroically depicting the criminal exploits of a young French Arab.

Documentaries, always a festival strength, were better than ever and played off each other | 1 Feb 2010 // 5:00 AM

PARK CITY, Utah — It's nobody's fault, really it isn't, but there's a gap between the way the just-concluded Sundance Film Festival is written about in

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