A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007 | 10 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female | 8 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.


Juno | 13 Apr 2008 // 6:00 PM

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

Juno | 4 Dec 2007 // 8:04 PM

A movie about a 16-year-old girl's unplanned pregnancy, Juno manages to avoid any significant emotional depths, despite its plainly complex subject.


'Juno' grows and grows | 17 Jan 2008 // 1:13 AM

For a low-budget movie with no major names in its cast, "Juno" has become a force to be reckoned with. Last weekend the indie comedy

Oh, baby! 2007 gave birth to a brood of pregnancy comedies | 19 Dec 2007 // 9:48 PM

In "Juno," the new, life-affirming teen pregnancy comedy, our spunky 16-year-old heroine is aghast to learn she's been knocked up. "I was thinking I'd just

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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