Articles tagged john waters

Divine Was a Master in the Fun of Making Fun

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

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‘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.

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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?

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13 Apr 2009 // 4:45 AM

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.

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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.

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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.

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7 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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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.

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28 Jul 2008 // 10:59 PM

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.

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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.

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8 Nov 2007 // 4:48 AM

Known at the beginning of his career as “The King of Sleaze,” “The Prince of Puke” and “The Pope of Trash,” provocative indie filmmaker John

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hairspray (2007)

When Hairspray is good, it’s fantastic. It radiates an energy and a joy that’s beyond infectious.

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John Waters: A Date With John Waters

It's a foregone conclusion that this Waters-curated disc of love songs will be at least worth a chuckle.

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Love and Frogs: Dating John Waters

The unique filmmaker talks about his sweet compilation, his extreme romantic tastes, and the definitive way to divorce.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

This Filthy World (2006)

The 'Pope of Trash' may look like a fiend, but he has the authority and enthusiasm of a professor – the kind who can pack the auditorium.

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11 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Inside Deep Throat (2005)

Inside Deep Throat is less interested in the film's making than in its cultural and political fallouts.

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23 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Dirty Shame (2004)

While such a fantastic love-love-love, all-pleasure-all-the-time scenario hardly seems likely in our near future, A Dirty Shame remains hopeful and even sweet.

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26 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Cockettes (2002)

A joyful, wild romp through the heyday of San Francisco's national cultural importance, filled with body glitter, feather boas, and important shoes.

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3 Dec 1999 // 1:03 AM

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Even though Sean Penn brings a phenomenally hysterical freshness to Emmett Ray (and he played a similarly mustachioed maniac in Hurly Burly, without the artistic genius), Sweet and Lowdown is familiar ground for Woody Allen, replete with his usual themes.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

In Cecil B. DeMented, John Waters takes the culture wars to the streets of Baltimore. Of course, Waters has long been at the center of

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Gaming in the Analog World

// Moving Pixels

"A handshake is more substantial than typing "gg" at the end of a game.

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