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Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

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

The Best International & Indie Films of 2013

Sometimes, you have to travel a bit off the beaten path to find salvation from the onslaught that is the mainstream moviemaking machine.


Monday, April 29 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


Reviews

Monday, October 14 2013

The Myths and the Truths in the 'Stories We Tell'

Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary focuses on her family history, and the extent to which memories are embellished and distorted over time.


Friday, May 17 2013

'Stories We Tell': Sarah Polley Ponders Movies and Truths

This is a story of deception and romance, of family and making movies, and it shapes Stories We Tell, because it occasions a series of self-reflections, revelations, and reactions, all stories in themselves.


Blogs

Friday, June 14 2013

'Stories We Tell' Keeps It (Almost) All in the Family

Sarah Polley's personal "documentary" suffers from one additional emotional beat too many. Otherwise, it's mesmerizing.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Further Illuminating the 'Stories We Tell': An Interview with Sarah Polley

From child actress, to award-winning director, Sarah Polley has had one of the most fascinating careers paths in recent history.


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