Tuesday, May 1 2012
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
Wednesday, April 25 2012
The danger with any work on Bob Marley is that it can so quickly slip into just so much spiritual hoo hah; but in a way, it almost has to, or it’s not giving the story it’s fair due.
Tuesday, April 24 2012
The superstar producer just helped helm the mega-selling Hunger Games soundtrack, and tells PopMatters all about its creation, including how he never actually knew about the series until right before he started working on the music.
Friday, April 13 2012
But one can never be free from their darker, primal side, not really. Seymour's passive attempt to escape the plant almost ends in tragedy, as it tries to devour Audrey while Seymour is away.
Thursday, April 12 2012
If Damsels in Distress has any one theme to conveys that no matter how eccentric, affected, or even arrogant an individual may seem, their feelings and struggles are the same as ours. Director Whit Stillman talks to PopMatters about creating his newest universe.
Wednesday, April 11 2012
By examining the legacy of this unique horror hybrid and its ties to the classic Universal Monsters on the eve of the film's 25th anniversary, we learn a bit more why monster movies have always thrilled us all.
Friday, April 6 2012
Shot in the wilds of Tasmania, Nettheim's 'eco-noir', starring Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe, is at turns brooding, spare and eerily beautiful.
Tuesday, April 3 2012
We need to talk about Margaret, a movie for cinephiles that inspires the most cinephilic behaviors imaginable. Kenneth Lonergan's masterpiece is equally cinematic and personal.
Friday, March 30 2012
In Lynchian noirs dream and waking states bleed into one another until fantasy and reality are indistinguishable, until the very distinction between the two is rendered meaningless. The result is an effectively enthralling cinematic universe.
Tuesday, March 27 2012
Who else is bored with vampires? Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos rescues the vampire myth from boring romanticism.
Thursday, March 15 2012
The legacy of the The Bodyguard, beyond the greatness of Whitney, the vision of Kasdan, and the wisdom of Costner, is that it's possible to please the public and produce profit on a massive scale by intelligently presenting the complexities of adult love.
Monday, March 12 2012
Bruce LaBruce's pornographic zombie films are politically and artistically engaged in ways in which too few contemporary horror narratives are.
Monday, February 27 2012
What does society's fascination with vampire tales tell us about men, women and relationships? It's time to take one more look.
Thursday, February 23 2012
Where we are now, in 2012, is on a darker plain especially for the large "Underclass". Perhaps Dickens can light our way?
Friday, February 17 2012
Woody Allen's early career is a window into his development both as a filmmaker and as an artist. Rarely are an early filmmaker's works so rewarding, where even the most lighthearted farces can be poignant and brilliant, even for a moment.
Thursday, February 16 2012
Given the sheer number of hit films and TV shows he's been in, Nick Kroll could be listed as one of the most successful comedians of his generation -- yet there are some who don't know who he is. In speaking to PopMatters, he reveals how he creates his celebrated characters.
Monday, February 6 2012
Filmmaker Kevin Smith may be in a celluloid slump, but his new podcast network is on point.
Thursday, January 26 2012
Exploring the strange parallels between the writing of mythologist Joseph Campbell and the first four Police Academy films.
Monday, January 23 2012
2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.
Thursday, January 19 2012
Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.