The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 | 18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM
We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.
'A Temporary Future' Unpacks David Mitchell's Nesting Doll Novels | 6 Jan 2015 // 1:00 AM
Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.
'Cloud Atlas' Is an Ecstatic Exploration of Humanity | 12 May 2013 // 8:10 PM
Adapted from David Mitchell's ambitious novel, Cloud Atlas is at once a visually rich Hollywood blockbuster and a philosophically driven experimental film.
Is 'Cloud Atlas' a Noble Failure? Maybe Not. | 12 Dec 2012 // 1:00 AM
Critics have called it “exasperating” and “contradictory” but isn’t the film’s brand of riskiness what the movies are all about?
The Wow Factor: 'Cloud Atlas' | 26 Oct 2012 // 1:00 AM
Destined to divide critics and play to empty Cineplexes, Cloud Atlas is a marvel. It's the "wow factor" captured in nearly three hours of imaginative moviemaking.
A ‘Cloud Atlas’ journey for the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer | 19 Oct 2012 // 1:35 AM
NEW YORK — As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, “Cloud Atlas,” directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering