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Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.

Thursday, September 22 2011

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2011

If we are to believe history, the majority of this year's Best Picture Nominees will come from among this eclectic list, featuring two films from the great Steven Spielberg.

Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.

Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Monday, December 19 2011

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Is Less Than Meets the Eye

Lisbeth is an abuse survivor, alternately furious and philosophical about it. The details of that abuse will be revealed in sequels and are also telegraphed in the novel's original title, Men Who Hate Women.

Monday, March 7 2011

'Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Trilogy': A Well Earned Feeling of Justice

Fans of the Stieg Larsson books will be rewarded with an overall successful adaptation, as well as a set of films that stand on their own.

Sunday, July 11 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Every Bit As Dark, Disturbing, and Captivating As the Book

Director Niels Arden Oplev has actualized a thriller that is as atmospheric as it is intricate.

Wednesday, March 17 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)

Niels Arden Oplev's film is a quality translation of Stieg Larsson's bestseller, comparable to what Ron Howard could have done with his Dan Brown films had the source material been worthy.


Tuesday, January 10 2012

Guilds, Rape, and a Satanic Shocker

David Fincher, Kim Novak, and the producers of The Devil Inside walk into an LA oxygen bar...

Wednesday, December 21 2011

Alien: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Fincher's Girl (has) a far more bracing and brutal bite.

Tuesday, August 31 2010

Dream State: The Best/Worst Films of Summer 2010

Our choices for the Top Five Best/Worst films of the flawed 2010 summer movie season.


Tuesday, January 3 2012

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross band together on ‘Dragon Tattoo’

LOS ANGELES — As the lone artistic voice behind Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor regularly had the pleasure of answering to no one during NIN’s

Thursday, December 8 2011

Are Studio Embargoes Out of Date in a Digital Age?

In the age of Twitter and iPhones, where there is such an uninterrupted stream of information scooting around every minute, it’s haplessly old-fashioned to argue that you broke an embargo because you needed to get your copy into print two weeks early.

Thursday, April 8 2010

'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is Scandinavia's first blockbuster

MIAMI — Like just about everyone else who has read and marveled over Stieg Larsson's dark, violent international bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," director

Friday, March 26 2010

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is a study in transformation

Lisbeth Salander, the seriously screwed-up heroine of Stieg Larsson's mega-best seller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is wire-thin, punked-out, angry. As the title says,

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