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Wednesday, July 30 2014

Everybody ‘Get on Up’ and #SayItLoud This Thursday at 4pm EST on @PopMatters Twitter

Stay tuned to the @PopMatters Twitter tomorrow at 4.00 pm EST as we do a live Twitter session about James Brown and the new biopic celebrating his career, Get on Up. We will be handing out prizes, including $100 iTunes cards.


Tuesday, July 29 2014

Gleeson and McDonagh take on the sins of the Irish church in ‘Calvary’

Brendan Gleeson had just finished another movie and showed up, “exhausted,” to don a cassock to play an Irish Catholic priest in “Calvary.” He’d


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ powered by a love of raccoons and space opera

BURBANK, Calif. — About midway through Marvel’s new interstellar adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy,” David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” plays over a shot of a


Monday, July 28 2014

#SayItLoud: Five Career Highlights of James Brown

PopMatters looks back on some of the standout moments from the Godfather of Soul, from his work in film to his identity as a "sex machine".


Friday, July 25 2014

Woody Allen looks in the rearview mirror

CHICAGO — Before he made movies — “Magic in the Moonlight” is his 44th film as director in 48 years — Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then


Tuesday, July 22 2014

Toronto 2014: Reitman, Baumbach and Rock to premiere new films

New movies from veteran directors such as Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach and Shawn Levy — not to mention the work of some less expected filmmaking types —


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