The Best Films of 2013 | 5 Jan 2014 // 9:13 PM
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.
The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - July 2013 | 1 Jul 2013 // 10:00 PM
Dead policeman battling demons, giant monsters taking on equally elephantine robots, true crime, documentaries, and lots more CG kid fare. That's what July has in store for us, including a return of a certain masked man and his faithful 'Indian' companion.
'Fruitvale Station' Is a Powerful Film That Demands to Be Viewed and Discussed | 16 Jan 2014 // 2:10 AM
To what extent is Grant responsible for his life, and to what extent is he a product of a larger culture and society that thrives and survives on the institutional racism against African-Americans?
'Fruitvale Station' Captures a Dissolving Life In a Cell Phone Image | 12 Jul 2013 // 3:15 AM
The opening footage is shaky, blurry, and when at last you hear a gunshot, you know this is the sound of 22-year-old Oscar Gran's life ending.
‘Fruitvale Station’ Is Searing Portrait of a Life Cut Short | 12 Jul 2013 // 1:45 AM
LOS ANGELES — Made with assurance and deep emotion, “Fruitvale Station” is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It’s an outstanding