Thursday, June 24 2010
More than any other studio system director, Alfred Hitchcock has influenced an amazing international collection of postmodern movie makers.
Tuesday, April 29 2008
If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?
Thursday, January 24 2008
A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.
Friday, June 15 2012
Deemed a "culturally significant" (if "sadistic" and "culturally irresponsible") film, how did 'Night of the Living Dead' redefine an entire genre and spawn more unofficial sequels (over 30) than 'James Bond' did official ones (22)?
Thursday, November 9 2006
This flaccid fright flick is all foreplay and no macabre money shot.
Monday, June 23 2003
Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.
Friday, June 17 2011
For a peek at where (Dario Argento) came from, and where he might be going, Cat O'Nine Tails is terrific. As a standalone murder mystery, it's a bit muddled and meaningless.
Friday, June 3 2011
Two prime examples of the famed Italian crime thriller.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
Here, Argento, as a director, is building his signature style out of the ashes of his previous successes and his desire to try new and inventive techniques.
Wednesday, April 6 2011
Inferno is that rare entity that both defines and defends its maker, allowing all who question his place in the pantheon of horror to fully understand his ranking.
Tuesday, October 19 2010
Perhaps it's too soon in the career arc to write off some of these wannabes as less than meaningful maestros. As we wait, however, the void continues to grow...and grow...