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Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.


Sunday, January 6 2013

The Best Female Film Performances of 2012

From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.


Tuesday, May 1 2012

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June)

June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...


Reviews

Sunday, October 28 2012

'Safety Not Guaranteed' Outshines Its Intriguing Premise

This is a charming gem that outshines its intriguing premise because the actors sell the material.


Friday, June 15 2012

Nothing Is As It Memes: 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Safety Not Guaranteed is a conventional narrative movie, which is ironic since the real-life want ad on which it's based was a joke, a fiction.


Blogs

Monday, March 19 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 5: TV Actor Day! 'Frankie Go Boom' + 'See Girl Run'

The fifth day of the film fest found me seeking out my favorite television actors to see how they perform outside their comfortable characters -- results were mixed.


Tuesday, March 13 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

From a more-or-less rookie writer/director team, Safety Not Guaranteed is based on a Wanted Ad that became an internet meme. You really can’t fault me for being leery, can you?


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