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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Columns

Sunday, June 24 2012

What It Means to Be Human: 'Never Let Me Go''

The film, Never Let Me Go, follows the book relatively well, although it eliminates some of the story, and isn't able to mirror the novel's careful and timed revelations about the mystery of Hailsham's students.


Reviews

Thursday, February 10 2011

'Never Let Me Go' Is a Haunting, Devastating Film that Reveals Its Secrets with Whispered Precision

Never Let Me Go is an intentionally amorphous work of art whose fluidity allows for layered storytelling and perpetual revelation.


Tuesday, September 14 2010

'Never Let Me Go': We Aren't Machines

For all its invention, the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go is a story of familiar human truths, few of them welcome.


Blogs

Friday, January 24 2014

'Never Let Me Go' (1953)

Clark Gable gets a little Russian.


Wednesday, November 10 2010

2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.


Friday, October 8 2010

Soul Searching: 'Never Let Me Go'

As a genius work of art, as an experience that will leave some cold and others clamoring for the right level of praise, Never Let Me Go surpasses expectation.


Thursday, October 7 2010

In Defense of a Limited Oeuvre: Mark Romanek

Quality over quantity... or something much more telling. Is it better to be prolific and pedestrian, or selective and sanctified?


Monday, June 21 2010

Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" Comes to the Silver Screen

Kazuo Ishiguro's devastating novel Never Let Me Go is making its way to the big screen. The film adaptation stars the dead-on cast of Carey


News

Sunday, October 24 2010

Why didn't audiences spark to 'Never Let Me Go'?

LOS ANGELES — With bankable stars and a bestselling book as its source material, "Never Let Me Go" looked for a long time like it would


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