Tuesday, August 2 2011
Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...
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
Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.
Friday, January 8 2010
Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.
Friday, May 15 2009
Assayas’ newest film Summer Hours, and in fact his entire oeuvre, is consistently magnanimous, in representing a universe of real women and colorful female characters of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Friday, November 19 2010
After a literally explosive opening, Carlos turns into a rush of international plotting, revolutionary speechifying, and guerrilla war-making.
Tuesday, May 11 2010
Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours starring the always-dazzling Juliette Binoche is rich and lush. Reminiscent, indeed, of the poignant passing of long sweet summer days.
Sunday, November 5 2006
Clean is a vividly antiseptic portrayal of pain.
Thursday, April 25 2002
As its title suggests, the pall of inevitability hangs over Les Destinées.
Sunday, May 23 2010
CANNES, France — There are long movies. There are massively long movies. And then there is "Carlos." A dramatized story of the rise and fall…