Friday, January 16 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Sunday, December 21 2008
Thursday, September 18 2008
Friday, September 12 2008
Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Thursday, August 14 2008
Sunday, February 24 2008
Friday, February 22 2008
Friday, January 11 2008
From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.