Frozen River

Mama's Gun: Melissa Leo Works Hard for the Money | 10 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters talks to Melissa Leo about her Academy Award nominated work in Frozen River and one of our top performance picks this time around, as well as her appearance in HBO's Treme.

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


The Cold Season | 18 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

Just when you start worrying about the state of American movies, and wondering whether the business is going to swandive into irrelevance, along comes something as vital and jolting as Frozen River.


Frozen River | 9 Feb 2009 // 2:00 PM

By the time there’s a crack in the river, it’s clear that something has to give in both Ray and Lila’s lives.

Frozen River | 31 Jul 2008 // 8:57 PM

Too often burdened by its own symbolism, Frozen River is buoyed by Melissa Leo's nuanced performance.


Melissa Leo is all dressed up, for a change — and with some place to go | 15 Feb 2009 // 9:10 PM

The decades of "dressing down" have finally paid off for Melissa Leo. Now she gets to dress up for one big night. A woman who

Odd little tale sneaks in a bit of a thriller | 9 Feb 2009 // 9:07 PM

Oscar voters may have made some boneheaded decisions with this year's batch of Oscar nominees - like ignoring "The Dark Knight" as a Best Picture

//Mixed media

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// Moving Pixels

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