Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999) | 22 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Part 5: The Return of the Auteur | 21 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM
That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.
Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover' | 10 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM
Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.
The Matrix: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream | 6 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
If the first act of The Matrix calls to mind eXistenZ, with Pikel licking Allegra’s bio-port and sucking gristle and skin from a gun, its third act is as antiseptic as a bad Star Trek rerun.
The Facts of Life in 'Inception', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', and 'The Matrix' | 23 Jul 2010 // 3:00 AM
Images of well-spoken men wearing dour expressions and designer suits have become to Christopher Nolan what terrycloth robes and light-sabers are to George Lucas or blood-spattered blades to Quentin Tarantino.
Hugo Weaving: The New Genre Giant! | 31 May 2010 // 9:30 PM
Weaving has positioned himself as the new genre giant, the go-to guy for authenticity in a world of whimsy.