Wednesday, June 19 2013
Judith Hill represents the new guard in 20 Feet from Stardom, showing the world just how much the music business has changed for background singers.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
Why do Mick, Sting, and Tina cast the spotlight on Lisa Fischer? As 20 Feet from Stardom reveals, she knows how to stop time.
Monday, June 17 2013
As part of our 20 Feet from Stardom, today we explore the gospel of legendary chanteuse Merry Clayton. Our interview discusses friendship, faith, and fearlessness, principles by which this diva passionately abides.
Monday, June 10 2013
"There are things known. There are things unknown. And in between are the Doors."
Wednesday, June 5 2013
A classic comic book champion challenges three different takes on the End of the World, while some oddball independents struggle for recognition in this second serving of Summer season spectacle.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
The actor behind the lovable stoner from The Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse's conniving programmer dishes about working with Joss Whedon, horror movies, and fan attention.
Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
Who will defend the future from J.J. Abrams... and his fans?
Monday, May 13 2013
If not for “The Guardian of Forever” and other unworldly phenomenon, our next Star Trek film, starring Eddie Murphy, might have been a cross between Police Academy and The Jetsons.
Friday, May 3 2013
Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more distinct and ominous only as the decade wore on.
Thursday, May 2 2013
In Iron Man Three incoming director Shane Black presents us with a perfectly-crafted vision of Tony Stark that we didn't realize we needed to see, until now…
Here comes another adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Why should this one succeed where its predecessors have failed?
Tuesday, April 30 2013
Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
Though it’s earned the tagline, “Norway’s This Is Spinal Tap”, Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced is far more subtle than that, and much closer in tone to BBC’s The Office.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
We should have more thinking in our writing, even if it slows the normal process of reading to a useful crawl. Intellectual death has already claimed the distracted reader. May vital writers and their dwindling audiences always remain one paragraph ahead of the goon squad.
Thursday, April 18 2013
In his latest work, Quentin Tarantino re-establishes his reputation as an experimental filmmaker, putting a revolver to the head of genre and gleefully pulling the trigger.
Friday, April 12 2013
If it weren’t for the MPAA, we’d be unwittingly and constantly assaulted by bawdy puppets, bare bottoms, smoking caterpillars, quirky situations, irreverent humor and more (gasp!) much more, in our movie-going experiences.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
Who will be our next dead celebrity? Does it matter? Regardless of who, as Joseph Conrad suggested, we each remain loyal to the nightmare of our choosing.
Friday, April 5 2013
The walls and the foundations of the bright world of heroes – be they Greek, Celtic or American – are covered in blood, and they will stay red ‘forever and ever and ever.’
Wednesday, April 3 2013
A half century later Godard's Contempt still captivates audiences. Contempt is not as simplistic as it may appear; it is not a mere telling of rejection but of absolute dissolution, of modernized romance and the failings of modernity.