Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.
Sunday, January 9 2011
Many of 2010's best triumphed not by rejecting the artifice or fantasy of filmmaking or gaming or dreaming, but by hopping between worlds, ever beginning.
Tuesday, January 4 2011
Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.
Monday, August 30 2010
By the look of the calendar -- and this list of titles - it looks like Hollywood is out to investigate the horrors of vampires, demon children, alien invasion, and the most evil entity of all -- Facebook!
Monday, February 16 2015
So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.
Sunday, January 16 2011
The characterization of Mark Zuckerberg doesn't seem unfair. But then again, I'm not one of his friends.
Thursday, September 30 2010
That is, the possible "openness" of Facebook here hinges on the definitive closed system embodied by this fictional Mark Zuckerberg.
Friday, February 20 2015
PopTalk is a new podcast on PopMatters that casts its gaze on exciting developments in culture and the arts. In this first installment, we examine the 2015 Oscar nominees, and the broken rules of the institution that is the Academy.
Tuesday, January 25 2011
The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.
Monday, January 3 2011
The Social Network keeps racking up Awards Season kudos. But that doesn't mean it will automatically win Best Picture... does it?
Tuesday, December 14 2010
The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.
Thursday, October 28 2010
The Mark Zuckerberg character in The Social Network is known to have made good on his vast potential by creating the world’s most famous website, but as Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting is yet an unknown quantity, expressions of his genius are afforded less nuance.
Sunday, February 6 2011
It seems pretty clear by now that "The Social Network," which was supposed to be a PR disaster for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, has turned
Tuesday, January 4 2011
LOS ANGELES — A few surprises made their way into the Writers Guild of America awards nominations Tuesday morning, which included nods for a surreal film
Wednesday, December 15 2010
LOS ANGELES — Justin Timberlake is well aware that the public's new perception of him as a movie star — one on indefinite hiatus from his platinum-plus
Monday, December 13 2010
LOS ANGELES — "The Social Network" was the big winner Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, nabbing the best picture prize, best director
Tuesday, November 2 2010
How do movies based on real events wrestle with a preordained ending?