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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Thursday, January 13 2011

The Best Documentaries of 2010

A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

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.


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.


Columns

Sunday, March 20 2011

Banksy's Bare Wit-ness

Like Aristophanes in Ancient Greece, Mark Twain in 19th century America, or Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, Banksy’s visual humor chastises power in its multiple manifestations by hauling it before the court of public opinion for a well-deserved flogging.


Reviews

Friday, April 16 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Legendary British graffiti artist Banksy raises a compelling question in his new film: is there a difference between real and perceived power?


Blogs

Tuesday, January 25 2011

Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.


Tuesday, June 22 2010

The Artist Formerly Known As Thierry Guetta

Many have proposed that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax. Others claim that only half of it is, which seems more plausible. Can the film's old footage of not-yet-famous street artists, like Shepherd Fairey and Swoon, really be fake? Exactly how elaborate could this ruse be?


News

Thursday, February 24 2011

Getting at the truth of 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

LOS ANGELES — Heading into Sunday's Academy Awards, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is undoubtedly the most buzzed-about film in the documentary feature category. But the


Monday, January 25 2010

Underground artist's film is hot ticket at Sundance

As his work generates more hype and money, the enigmatic Banksy believes a movie can correct the course of the cultural conversation -- back toward art itself, rather than its commoditization.


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