Sam Mendes’ virtuoso control behind the camera mesmerizes and hypnotizes, his depiction of Depression-era America a stasis of tragedy, each death inevitable but slow to ferment.
11 Nov 2012
Those not so worried about the path this adaptation’s Sherlock Holmes is taking should enjoy going along for the ride -- by carriage, automobile, pony, or train -- on another boisterous adventure.
14 Jun 2012
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
26 Mar 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
22 Mar 2009
Based on three Snicket books, the film mostly takes the kids' perspective, and so delights in the gooey and the ooky.
13 Apr 2005
Elastic and not a little ewwwy, Jim Carrey's Olaf is fond of his own unclever pronouncements and unsubtle when it comes to plotting.
16 Dec 2004
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