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Tuesday, April 22 2014

Divine Was a Master in the Fun of Making Fun

Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens.


Thursday, March 22 2012

‘Low Budget Hell’: From John Waters’ ‘Female Trouble’ to ‘Cry Baby’

A cautionary tale for those who dream of making it big, the title says it all. Low Budget Hell undoes the myths of filmmaking and reminds readers that not everyone makes it big in Hollywood, and that not making it is alright, too.


Monday, September 5 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?


Monday, April 13 2009

Guest of Cindy Sherman

Paul H-O's hurt feelings over being the overlooked man in a relationship with a famous woman, are surely familiar and not especially provocative.


Thursday, March 26 2009

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.


Thursday, March 12 2009

Obscene: A Biography of the Life and Career of Renowned Publisher Barney Rosset

A fierce, funny and informative look at the most influential publisher of the 20th century, from Rosset's literary firsts to his crusade against censorship and continuing cultural impact.


Tuesday, October 7 2008

DIY: Takahiko Iimura

Takahiko Iimura read about the American underground film movement and began making experimental works based only on what he'd read. Soon he was a leading experimental filmmaker.


Wednesday, September 24 2008

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

We're given the legacy of one of the 20th century’s most influential avant-garde filmmakers and artists, but also the sad, thin-skinned ego of a societal outcast.


Monday, July 28 2008

Serial Mom: Collector’s Edition

John Waters’ broad satire on suburbia and celebrity still holds up. Just not in the way he might have expected.


Thursday, November 29 2007

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

They seem to be on one of the last American frontiers, where native optimism can still stubbornly face down an inhospitable climate, environmental wreckage, and state neglect to make for an unencumbered life that seems wholly one's own.


Hairspray (2007) (Reviews) [19.Jul.07]
Love and Frogs: Dating John Waters (Features) [13.Feb.07]
This Filthy World (2006) (Reviews) [11.Dec.06]
Inside Deep Throat (2005) (Reviews) [11.Feb.05]
A Dirty Shame (2004) (Reviews) [23.Sep.04]
The Cockettes (2002) (Reviews) [26.Sep.02]
Sweet and Lowdown (1999) (Reviews) [3.Dec.99]
Cecil B. DeMented (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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