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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.


Tuesday, September 17 2013

For Infidelity: Reconsidering Aesthetic Anachronism

Being faithful to the original can require removing it from its context. It’s a necessary and paradoxical reversal.


Tuesday, May 14 2013

In Defense Of... The Greatness of the Gatsby

Kathryn Schulz’s failure to appreciate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterwork, as professed on Vulture.com, is a contemporary case study for how not to assess literature.


Wednesday, May 1 2013

Hey, Old Sport, (Again): Hollywood and 'The Great Gatsby'

Here comes another adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Why should this one succeed where its predecessors have failed?


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

Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Riotous Excursions of 'The Great Gatsby'

Despite the anachronisms, director Baz Luhrmann attempts to not only stay true to the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, but also to the way the book was perceived in its own period.


Friday, May 10 2013

'The Great Gatsby': Excess and Then Some

This Jazz Age is presented in the film as so many brightly colored, manic fantasies, in frantic, crowded dance scenes, in speedy, deliriously unconvincing driving scenes, and even conventionally awkward, filtered-light sex scenes.


Sunday, December 14 2003

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Raises a perennial question: if they can make a decent movie out of The Bridges of Madison County, why not a great one out of one of the best novels of the 20th century?"


Blogs

Friday, August 23 2013

‘The Great Gatsby’ Proves That Baz Luhrmann is Our Disco Michael Bay

One of the year’s worst films, Luhrmann’s trashy, overhyped, faux- Jazz Age spectacle is so shallow as to be creatively nonexistent.


Thursday, May 9 2013

A "Great" Gatsby? Absolutely!

Luhrmann's Gatsby may be the most boisterous downer ever put to film. By playing up the highs, the director increases the depth of the lows.


Tuesday, May 7 2013

Five Reasons Remaking 'The Great Gatsby' in 2013 Was a Great Idea

Some classics are timeless solely for their quality, but The Great Gatsby carries remarkable relevancy for today's audiences. Can Baz Luhrmann make a film worthy of the great Gatsby name?


Monday, May 6 2013

Bombs Away: Predicting the Summer 2013 Flops

Our choices for five Summer films that (probably) won't live up to expectations, artistically or commercially.


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