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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.

Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.

Tuesday, November 15 2011

"My Humor Is Traced with Dark": An Interview with 'Drive’s Albert Brooks

Everyone is talking about Albert Brooks' transformation from funnyman to hitman in Nicolas Winding Refn's excellent Drive. The legendary comic, author and Best Supporting Actor Oscar hopeful recently spoke with PopMatters about being ahead of the curve and more.

Tuesday, September 20 2011

Transformer, Singular: 'Drive' Sings the Body Electric

Va-va-va-vroooom: Cannes Best Director winner Nicolas Winding Refn talks Drive with PopMatters.


Sunday, January 29 2012

'Drive' Works Because of Its Self-Conscious Artifice

Ryan Gosling is instantly iconic as a driver trying to find his humanity amidst the corruption of Los Angeles.

Sunday, September 18 2011

'Drive' Is a Movie About Movies

Even if you can't quite guess what goes on in Irene's head, you can see for yourself that the Driver is an appealing sort when compared to the other lowlifes around him.


Tuesday, February 21 2012

Why It's OK Ryan Gosling Wasn't Nominated for Best Actor

He may have had the best year of any actor in 2011, but Baby Goose wasn't nominated for an Oscar. Fair? Yes, actually.

Monday, February 6 2012

'Driver: San Francisco' and 'Drive'

Two men dictated by driving: one driven by an intense focus on the calm precision necessary to master the physical science of it all, the other driven by the raw emotional power that a two ton extension of the self provides.

Monday, September 19 2011

The Great Divide

Gone are the days of Pauline Kael - writers who could actually alter the conversation on cinema. In its place is a great divide, one that continues to grow wider and wider.

Tuesday, September 6 2011

CONTEST: Make Your Own Getaway with a DRIVE Prize Pack!

Chance to win a DRIVE Prize Pack from the movie Drive starring Ryan Gosling.


Friday, February 3 2012

Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.

Thursday, September 15 2011

The director and star of the thriller ‘Drive’ hit the road

LOS ANGELES — There are many ways an actor or director might unwind after a long day of shooting. Some might head for the bar; others

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