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Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Wednesday, September 8 2010

20 Questions: David Michôd, Director of 'Animal Kingdom'

Animal Kingdom is the critically acclaimed feature debut of young Australian director, David Michôd, who has helmed many short films that have made the festival circuit.


Thursday, August 12 2010

Mommie Dearest: An Interview with Animal Kingdom's Jacki Weaver

Playing a complex, historically awards-winning character -- the atypical, troubled mother -- Weaver is very much in keeping with the traditions begun by Oscar-winning actresses such as Jo Van Fleet, Shelley Winters and even Mo'Nique. She talks with PopMatters about her scorching role in Animal Kingdom.


Reviews

Sunday, March 13 2011

'Animal Kingdom': This Is Not Your PBS Nature Special

The Codys are nothing more than a contemporary embodiment of Australia's jailhouse origins.


Friday, August 27 2010

'Animal Kingdom': Justice Systems

In Animal Kingdom, Smurf keeps her own pride: she lives among her sons, brutish, angry un-grown men who rob and kill for a living.


Blogs

Sunday, January 23 2011

'Kingdom' Has More Kick the Second Time Around

In its original cinematic domain, this movie was clearly not king. Luckily, the digital realm steps in to help reset the array.


Tuesday, December 14 2010

G(OMG)lden Gl(OMG)bes: Thoughts on the 2011 Nominations

The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.


Tuesday, November 16 2010

Jacki Weaver in 'Animal Kingdom' Video (PopMatters Exclusive)

For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress 2010: Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom.


Friday, September 24 2010

It's all Bark and No Bite in this 'Animal Kingdom'

There are so many good elements about David Michôd's feature film debut that when it fails to make a substantial impact, the remorse overwhelms you.


News

Wednesday, January 26 2011

It's Sundance's year at the Oscars

PARK CITY, Utah — In most years, covering the Sundance Film Festival in the cold and snow when the Oscar nominations are being announced in balmy


Wednesday, January 19 2011

Australian 'family' film leads short list of latest Blu-ray titles

An award-winning Australian crime drama, "Animal Kingdom," is among the small number of films released on Blu-ray this week. "Animal Kingdom" (Sony, 2010, $34.95) is the work


Thursday, September 9 2010

'Winter's Bone' and 'Animal Kingdom' offer a new spin on crime families

Criminal gangs have been family affairs since long before the James Brothers saddled up to spread mayhem across the American West. But in today's pop


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