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Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.


Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


Monday, April 29 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


Reviews

Tuesday, December 17 2013

'Frances Ha' Is Like the Short, Sad-Yet-Happy Pop Song the Director Intended

The best sequence follows Frances running, leaping, and dancing down the streets of Manhattan to the tune of David Bowie's "Modern Love".


Friday, May 24 2013

Greta Gerwig's Frances Is Not a Real Person, Yet, but She's Working on It: 'Frances Ha'

Noah Baumbach’s deft romantic comedy spoons a nice helping of sugar into a dark premise.


Blogs

Wednesday, May 8 2013

SFIFF Day 7: Frances Ha + Everyday Objects

Stories about the ordinary lives of young women have abounded at film festivals this year. As we look at two of the most popular at SFIFF, we ask whether or not these films are as interesting as they're made out to be.


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