Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008 | 12 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007 | 10 Jan 2008 // 3:00 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.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 1 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM
Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | 20 Dec 2007 // 2:00 PM
Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.
Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him | 3 Jan 2008 // 6:45 PM
Alan Rickman isn't a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in "Die Hard," Marston in "Quigly Down Under" and the
Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd' | 17 Dec 2007 // 8:55 PM
You'd think you could get a rise out of Tim Burton by pigeon-holing the guy, telling him that the blood-spattered Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd: