The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category | 16 Feb 2015 // 9:30 PM
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.
Make 'Friends' with 'The Social Network' | 16 Jan 2011 // 3:58 PM
The characterization of Mark Zuckerberg doesn't seem unfair. But then again, I'm not one of his friends.
'The Social Network': Fincher and Sorkin's Story of Obsession | 1 Oct 2010 // 12:39 AM
That is, the possible "openness" of Facebook here hinges on the definitive closed system embodied by this fictional Mark Zuckerberg.
PopTalk: The 2015 Academy Award Nominations | 20 Feb 2015 // 10:00 AM
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.
Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 3:50 AM
The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.
What's really behind the 'Social Network' love fest with Mark Zuckerberg? | 6 Feb 2011 // 1:21 AM
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
'Black Swan,' 'The Fighter,' 'Inception' and 'Social Network' garner WGA noms | 5 Jan 2011 // 12:00 AM
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