Monday, January 28 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Monday, January 7 2013
From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.
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.
Thursday, January 6 2011
As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
The melodramatic Rust and Bone fails as a love story, but succeeds in other ways.
Wednesday, December 19 2012
In Jacques Audiard’s difficult and bloody love story, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts play a finely matched pair of loners with wounds both obvious and deeply buried.
Friday, May 25 2012
Cannes Competition is, rather notoriously, a man's world. Women filmmakers -- as individuals and groups -- are protesting the absence of women filmmakers among Palme d'Or contestants this year.
Monday, August 9 2010
Jacques Audiard's mesmerizing French prison epic starts down a predictable path, but takes its young character on a journey of hard-fought survival told with an unforgettable verve and originality.
Friday, February 26 2010
A Prophet follows Malik’s struggle not just for mere existence, but also for individual identity in a world where a man alone is nothing.