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Friday, September 24 2010

Reconsidering the Oliver Stone Filmography

As Oliver Stone's update to the Wall Street hits theatres, PopMatters is taking a look back at select works by the influential and thought-provoking director.


Friday, September 24 2010

The Fall of the Oliver Stone Empire: A Director and His Critics

Until 2004, Oliver Stone could never be accused of shying away from anything. Once he did, the critics pounced.


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Saturday, December 31 1994

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Whatever you think about Oliver Stone as a director, you can't deny his firm grasp on this country's interests. From Vietnam to JFK to serial killers, Stone's pictures have always depicted major subjects of national fascination. With his latest release, Any Given Sunday, Stone looks to go his previous films one better by focusing on the most popular sport in America.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Oliver Stone's movies usually seem more complicated than they are. Partly this comes from his evolving style, from the curiously romantic realism of Platoon, to the assaultive ding-battiness of Natural Born Killers, to the debased lunacy of U-Turn. But mostly it comes from his obsession with a single theme: brutality. Or more precisely, how brutality becomes morality.


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