Rescripting the Western in 'No Country for Old Men' | 13 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
How the Coen Brothers' ostensibly faithful award winning adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men diverges from its creator's rather questionable politics.
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007 | 10 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM
From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.
No Country for Old Men | 8 Nov 2007 // 10:10 PM
The desolate landscape and moral layout evoke old Westerns, but the film, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, also reconsiders the genre's conventions, comparing now and "the old times."
How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting | 13 Aug 2008 // 10:49 PM
The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in "The Dark Knight," Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As
There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold | 23 Feb 2008 // 10:19 PM
Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in the