Tuesday, January 7 2014
It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.
Sunday, January 5 2014
After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.
Sunday, December 22 2013
Sometimes, you have to travel a bit off the beaten path to find salvation from the onslaught that is the mainstream moviemaking machine.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
As we enter the dog days of summer, we get the summer movie season dregs as well. Still, there's some stuff to look forward to, including the latest from Neill Blomkamp, a biopic on Linda Lovelace, more Disney cross promotional marketing, and the latest from the almost always brilliant Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost.
Friday, August 23 2013
This is a serious drama with warm, sometimes funny edges, made with an understated sense of craft.
Friday, March 15 2013
Maybe the Academy could learn a thing or two from the good people at SXSW. They absolutely got one right when they chose Short Term 12 as the best of the fest (narrative category).
Tuesday, August 20 2013
PopMatters is proud to premiere the new music video from the soundtrack to Destin Cretton’s film Short Term 12, “Brushbloom Glow". Composer Joel P West is in top form, interweaving strings and piano into a gorgeous romantic pop gem.