Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four | 20 Jun 2012 // 5:10 PM

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part four features Michael Fassbender, Jane Fonda and more...


Hunger | 18 Mar 2010 // 5:00 PM

Featuring a powerful performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger is a meditative symphony of human struggle and resilience.

Hunger | 19 Mar 2009 // 10:15 PM

The focus of Hunger is emphatically the death of Bobby Sands, specifically, what happens to his body, viewed from a tragic outside and, to an imaginative extent, a determined inside.


Sands' Saga Makes One 'Hunger' For More | 6 Dec 2008 // 5:02 AM

"The Troubles" - what a calm, contemplative way of describing the dire and often deadly confrontation between the government of England and the independence movement


‘Hunger' director explores Maze Prison hunger strike of ‘81 | 23 Apr 2009 // 1:32 AM

When he was 11, living with his mother in a West London flat, Steve McQueen saw the images on the TV news. There was the photograph

//Mixed media

In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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