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anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.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