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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Thursday, September 1 2011

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


Reviews

Monday, February 27 2012

'Moneyball', Like Baseball, is About More than Just Baseball

How could a movie present such dense material and interest general audiences? With the help of a few key players, of course.


Friday, September 23 2011

'Moneyball' Shows What You Can Tell

Moneyball makes visible the love of baseball as a game and a business, and as a mathematical system, the one devised by Bill James and a few other hardy souls, toiling in basements and on their lunch breaks.


Blogs

Friday, September 23 2011

The Bad News Statisticians: 'Moneyball'

There’s an ugly and unromantic truth behind Bennett Miller’s baseball stats semi-comedy Moneyball that it acknowledges and then dances away from.


Friday, September 23 2011

'Moneyball': By the Numbers

You'll laugh quite a bit at Moneyball, snickering at the absurdity of the situations and the often more ridiculous responses. What you might not do is care.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Moneyball'

Expect Brad Pitt to get some award season attention for his playful portrayal of real life Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, a man trying to find a way to win a game with a stacked deck.


News

Tuesday, September 27 2011

‘Moneyball’ is old showbiz

One of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that


Monday, September 26 2011

A slimmed-down Jonah Hill goes for the money(ball)

SAN FRANCISCO — Actor-writer Jonah Hill is a double-threat talent with a decidedly unthreatening presence. Hill, 27, reached prominence as a stubbled, curly-haired and foul-mouthed part of


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