Pat Kewley is a writer and artist from Buffalo NY. In addition to PopMatters, his writing can be found in outlets like Slate, Salon, Paste Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal, and elsewhere. His artwork has appeared in alternative publications like the Washington City Paper and Broken Pencil Magazine. You can see more of his work and keep up with him at www.patkewleyisgreat.com.
This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse.
17 Apr 2014
With Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio changed the way we see films. With Visitors, he wanted to make the first film that "returns the viewers look". The result was one of the most riveting films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
04 Oct 2013
Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte conjures up an astonishing journey through the subconscious with some of the most haunting and truly surreal cinematic imagery seen in years.
24 Jul 2013
This film is virtually an unprecedented achievement, filmed in 100 locations in 25 countries across five continents, and featuring some of the most beautiful and diverse images of the natural world ever collected in a single movie.
20 Feb 2013
Santa Claus slices, stabs, and slays in one of the most controversial films of the '80s, which finally gets a long-overdue deluxe re-release just in time for the holidays.
20 Dec 2012
Mathieu Demy's story of a son's globe-trotting journey to settle his dead mother's affairs is filled with references to the films of his parents, even quoting extensively from Agnès Varda's Documenteur.
25 Nov 2012
Mr. Light (Aktan Arym Kubat) has the open, honest face of a silent comedian, a sort of Kyrgyz Buster Keaton, and his downcast look when chastened as well as his warm laughter are both equally affecting.
29 Oct 2012
A poignant and visually spectacular portrait of life and love in the big city, restored and released after eight decades in obscurity.
11 Oct 2012
Plot of Fear is a screamingly mediocre piece of work, of dubious interest to even the most obsessed and completist fans of vintage giallo
15 Jul 2012
Microcinema's collection gives us 13 shorts surveying the breathtaking career of one of America's most talented and respected independent animators.
31 May 2012
A groundbreaking, long-unavailable classic by the father of Italian neorealism, Luchino Visconti.
29 Apr 2012
Anna Magnani is astonishing in Visconti's masterful look at the cruel realities of the filmmaking industry.
12 Apr 2012
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