Articles tagged film

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

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20 Nov 2015 // 1:30 AM

Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation

Drawing from years of fieldwork with Tamil filmmakers, artists, musicians, and craftsmen in "Kollywood", Reel World explores what happens to life when everything begins to look and feel like cinema.

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‘The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray’ Boldly Goes Where No Reasoning Mortal Has Gone Before

Robert Schnakenberg provides a humorous string of golden informational nuggets about the existence and philosophy of one of the world’s least understood and most fascinating weirdos.

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Roger Luckhurst’s ‘Zombies’ Is Gory and Highly Informative

Zombies is just as much an anti-imperialist work as it is an historical examination of the walking dead.

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Call for Papers: Conventional Special Effects & Unconventional Thinking - The Legacy of Harryhausen

Without Ray Harryhausen’s monstrous inspirations, would so many films we love to fear have been as terrifying?

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The Life, Death and Afterlife of Video Stores

In the dust of long gone video stores ghosts of film geeks past forever roam.

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Dziga Vertov’s ‘The Man With the Movie Camera’ Remains a Fascinating Documentary

Dziga Vertov believed that the camera could function as an extension of the human eye, and could see and record a truth that the ordinary human eye would miss.

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A Portrait of the Artist As an Insecure Genius

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a gem full of complex personalities, tragic yet redeeming circumstances, and striking conversations and judgments.

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‘It’s the Pictures That Got Small’ Tells of Hollywood’s Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

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15 Apr 2015 // 9:00 AM

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

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‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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The Changing Nature of the Nature of Art

As artists have become less concerned with telling stories and more concerned with creating emotional connections and mimicking experiences, art has shifted from creating beauty to expressing the heady nature of 'truth'.

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‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ Offers Meaningful Teen Bonding

Joss Whedon once claimed that he and his friends loved shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five but that they really didn’t

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National Theatre Live Shocks ‘Frankenstein’ Back to Life

Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!

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‘Eyes Wide Open’ Fails to See Clearly

Aaron’s love affair with Ezri, while pragmatically touching, appears to come about more as a means to ignite the fires (or rebel) from societal standards then to derive genuine affection.

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11 Nov 2010 // 5:34 AM

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

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Woodsman’s “When the Morning Comes” (MP3 / video / tour)

The Denver quartet has a penchant for freaking all of us out pretty good.

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If Norma Jean Baker were still alive, she would be well into her 80s today. But even though Marilyn Monroe has been dead for more

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Barbequing with Legends: Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek on Cinema, Cinephilia and Good-Looking Shoes

On the eve of the release of Get Low, PopMatters talks with film legends Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall about food criticism (sort of), film critics (without mentioning any, ahem, names), and of course, cute shoes (and a few other things).

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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