The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Three | 19 Jun 2012 // 6:10 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 three features Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas and more...


'Melancholia': The Stasis of Despair and the Allure of Rapture | 9 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Lars von Trier's stunning, occasionally beautiful, slow-motion apocalypse, Melancholia, reaches for a moment of cathartic ecstasy amongst the crippling stasis of despair.

'Melancholia' Is Far From Transcendent | 10 Nov 2011 // 11:46 PM

Melancholia begins and ends with scenes of utter destruction, scenes that are truly powerful, very scary, and somehow strangely beautiful.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Melancholia' | 14 Sep 2011 // 4:00 AM

"The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it." So declares a luminous Kirsten Dunst in Danish provocateur Lars von Trier's best and most powerful film yet.


Getting an ‘A’ for ambiguity | 2 Dec 2011 // 4:35 AM

It’s no exaggeration to say people went nuts over Michael Haneke’s 2005 thriller, “Caché.” Steeped in paranoia and cloaked in enigma, the film centered

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

READ the article