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Features

Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


Tuesday, January 8 2013

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.


Sunday, January 6 2013

The Best Female Film Performances of 2012

From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.


Wednesday, September 5 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 3: November

While the pickings may seem slim this month, thanks to new offerings from Robert Zemeckis, Ang Lee, and Steven Spielberg, the possibilities appear endless.


Columns

Tuesday, February 12 2013

A Blackly Sardonic Telling of Abe Lincoln: 'Crime Classics, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln'

You think Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is compelling? Try upping the ante with Crime Classics: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.


Reviews

Thursday, March 28 2013

A History Unchallenged: 'Lincoln'

Despite its considerable credentials, Lincoln avoids succumbing to the requisite Spielberg traps—save for a key few. What's interesting, and a little bit disturbing, is how procedurally it treats a sensitive topic like the passage of the 13th Amendment.


Friday, November 9 2012

'Lincoln': Fiction and History

The film presents Abraham Lincoln's deliberations as a function of his innate morality, as well as an emotional rightness.


Blogs

Friday, February 22 2013

For Your Consideration: Anyone But Daniel Day-Lewis

All that's left in the Best Actor race is to read the name pointlessly hidden in the envelope says Ben Travers...


Thursday, November 15 2012

History Always Repeats: 'Lincoln'

Dropping us directly into the fray without any real context and hoping we can pick up the pieces and the players as the drama unfolds, Lincoln is a masterpiece of manipulated storytelling.


News

Wednesday, February 20 2013

‘Argo,’ ‘Lincoln’ Spare No Expense in Oscar Best Picture Race

Forget about the price of gasoline: The real skyrocketing expense this year is the Oscar race. With two deep-pocketed studios locked into one of the


Thursday, November 15 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis, Daring to Be Lincoln

PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Day-Lewis had done his very best, for a very long time, to avoid Abraham Lincoln. Yes, the actor had met with Steven Spielberg


Thursday, November 8 2012

Steven Spielberg Hopes to Reveal the Lincoln You Might Not Know

LOS ANGELES — “Lincoln today is beyond partisan politics,” Steven Spielberg said in a recent interview about his new movie, “Lincoln.” “Yeahhhh,” said screenwriter Tony Kushner,


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