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Wednesday, January 18 2012

Movies 2011: Out of the Past

Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.


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, April 26 2011

Celebrity and the Celebration of Art: The Transformation of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s body of work is impressive. So what has previously prevented his transformation from a highly talented, sought-after actor to bona fide international celebrity?


Reviews

Monday, April 2 2012

'War Horse': Will the Cinematic Epic Suffer the Same Fate as the Venerable War Horse?

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse celebrates the story of Joey, a miraculous horse who brings out the humanity in those he meets. The director also exalts the art of old-fashioned filmmaking and helps audiences understand the complexity of making an epic.


Blogs

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...


News

Friday, February 3 2012

Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.


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