White Material

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010 | 2 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


The French Director's Unique Voice Comes Through Loud and Clear in 'The Claire Denis Collection' | 21 Mar 2013 // 6:10 PM

Spanning the period between 1988-2009, these four Claire Denis films represent some of the best of the world cinema genre.

An Inextricable Cultural Tangle in 'White Material' | 1 May 2011 // 4:59 PM

Claire Denis is a seriously talented filmmaker, to be sure – her past work has been exceptionally interesting, and her ability to place the viewer at the centre of the action is astounding – but White Material is a deeply disappointing misfire.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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