The Departed

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 | 10 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


The Departed (2006) | 5 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.


10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For) | 26 Feb 2015 // 4:59 AM

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

I Do Know Jack. That's the Whole Problem! | 29 Jul 2010 // 12:01 AM

In an age when so many of us rip music in order to store it on various mobile devices that can be transported anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.


Foreign films don't tend to do well in the U.S., but Hollywood is happy to remake them | 2 Apr 2010 // 5:00 AM

Hollywood loves foreign-language films — as long as it doesn't have to release them. American studios, producers and filmmakers are pursuing remakes of several prominent foreign

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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