Wednesday, January 12 2011
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.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.
Monday, January 3 2011
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.
Thursday, January 10 2008
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Friday, October 5 2012
In Andrea Arnold’s arresting take on Emily Bronte’s gothic tale, Heathcliff and Catherine's idea of love has more to do with punishment and revenge than compassion.
Friday, March 25 2011
Jarvis’ performance as Mia – at turns aggressively belligerent and coyly vulnerable, but always raw – is so achingly genuine that you wonder how much of it is actually acting, and how much is just her.
Friday, January 15 2010
In Fish Tank, director Andrea Arnold's follow-up to her mesmerizing Red Road, the primary and much-repeated point is that limited vision is costly.
Thursday, April 12 2007
In Red Road, Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.