Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China films resonated strongly with Hong Kong citizens worried about the imminent handover of the country to mainland China.
A culture that digs the surface level in art is understandable. But a culture that prizes schtick and stunt and a pretty face over substance is problematic.
Red Rocket Simon Rex talks about the pleasures of working with director Sean Baker and non-actors, and his role as a narcissistic, delusional, sociopath.
Director Charlotte Sieling and Actress Trine Dyrholm on Historic Nordic Mystery ‘Margrete: Queen of the North’
Director Charlotte Sieling and Actress Trine Dyrholm on Margrete: Queen of the North and how her vision for peace in 1402 is relatable to present-day Europe.
Director Mark Cousins talks with PopMatters about resuming his cinematic journey to chronicle the contributions of the last decade to The Story of Film.
Director Michael Pearce talks with PopMatters about crafting a portrait of a complicated anti-hero in his new sci-fi thriller, Encounter.
In François Ozon’s Potiche Catherine Deneuve embraces absurdity and creates a sharp contrast between her statue-like beauty with the silliness of her setting.
We never know everything that goes on that night in horror-noir ‘Among the Living’. This film is no affirmative vision of a small town in the American South.