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Sunday, January 13 2013

Films Facing Reality in 2012

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.


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.


Monday, September 3 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 1: September

Things start off scattered and suspicious as some summer leftovers battle the brilliance of a select few for fine filmmaking recognition.


Columns

Thursday, March 14 2013

You Can't Escape Your Future or Your Past

In storytelling, the past dictates the future. Plots are laid out like traps that our heroes inevitably fall into. And we, watching Bruce Willis in Looper, or reading of Dream in The Sandman, are thus fated, as well.


Reviews

Monday, December 31 2012

You Can't Escape Your Past -- or Your Future: 'Looper'

Rian Johnson's Looper owes as much to Shakespeare as it does to classic sci-fi: if we know our fate, everything we do to prevent it will only succeed in causing it to come crashing down on us.


Friday, September 28 2012

In 'Looper', Bruce Willis Goes Back in Time

Here's the rub, as Looper presents it: loops exist because of memory, and forgetting is the only way even to think about change.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 18 2012

Best Original Screenplay: 'Looper'

Is the Top 10 mention really enough to get Looper into the Best Picture race with the likes of Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty?


Thursday, September 27 2012

Prepare to Be Thrown for a 'Looper'

Once you envision how ridiculous the Tinseltown version of this tale would be, what director Rian Johnson accomplishes is all the more special.


News

Tuesday, September 25 2012

Back to the past: ‘Looper’ reinvents the time-travel genre

MIAMI — Before he made his debut with “Brick,” his award-winning 2005 film noir set in a high school, director Rian Johnson already had the idea for “


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