Films Facing Reality in 2012 | 13 Jan 2013 // 6:00 PM
The only movie of 2012 that makes a strong case for America being a cohesive social body with moral purpose binding it together is Lincoln. For those keeping track, that film is set 147 years ago.
The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM
We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.
A Loud, Clear Voice Comes Through in 'Killing Them Softly' | 24 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM
Bravo to Brad Pitt and Andrew Dominik for making a film that no one likes. Really.
'Killing Them Softly': Brad Pitt as Another Smart Guy | 29 Nov 2012 // 10:42 PM
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter.
Killing Them Softly: An Interview with Andrew Dominik | 5 Dec 2012 // 1:00 AM
Andrew Dominik shows a penchant for depicting the lives of criminals whose fame was essential to who they were as human beings.
"F" Marks the Flop | 3 Dec 2012 // 4:00 AM
Brad Pitt's latest earns one of the lowest ratings ever from audience polling service Cinemascore. So what does it mean?