Articles tagged jonathan demme

Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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‘Swimming to Cambodia’ Remains Beautiful, Eloquent

There has never been an American mind quite like Spalding Gray's. This reissue of his classic 1987 monologue, which recounts his experiences in Southeast Asia while film The Killing Fields, reminds us of his unparalleled brilliance in this form.

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30 Aug 2011 // 10:30 AM

100 Essential Directors - Jonathan Demme

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...

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‘Something Wild’ Is a Film You Will Feel Was Made Just for You

Jonathan Demme’s unclassifiable oddball masterpiece finally gets the recognition it deserves from Criterion.

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An Evil Weevil, a Rabid Anti-Communist Who Gleefully Did Joe McCarthy’s Bidding

It's clear that both Jack Smith and Roy Cohn erected cages for themselves, though arguably Smith's domicile was the emotionally healthier one, as it was devoid of pretense or hypocrisy.

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Camera Trick Undermines ‘Rachel’‘s Realism

It’s a staple of the cinematic form, drama’s go-to position when anything outside biology becomes unobtainable. In fact it’s such a stalwart

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Jonathan Demme has long had one of the most interesting careers in the film business. An Oscar-winning director (“The Silence of the Lambs”), the 64-year-old

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7 Oct 2008 // 3:02 AM

Rachel Getting Married

In Rachel Getting Married, Kym and Rachel's relationship is routinely rocky, abetted by what's unspoken by everyone else.

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13 Apr 2008 // 10:59 PM

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

The question arises: if Carter can’t criticize Israel, then who can? Apparently the answer is no one.

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Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

He's not like Bill Clinton, he's not a rock star. He is instead a politician and a diplomat, facing rejection and resentment as well as respect, absorbing all responses as part of an ongoing, crucial "conversation".

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Robyn Hitchcock: Storefront Hitchcock / Jewels for Sophia

These reissues of two late '90s Robyn Hitchcock albums find the surrealist singer-songwriter in prime form.

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12 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

Together, Neil Young and Jonathan Demme make the graying of the quintessential baby boom musician a triumph to be celebrated.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Demme's movie reasserts that the fabled U.S. political landscape isn't transparent or democratic, but instead, corrupted by the individuals who manage it.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate draws a line between the corporation and the government, sustaining a hope that the U.S. system might be salvaged by an honestly free election.

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23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Agronomist (2003)

Jonathan Demme's documentary spends less energy lamenting or even raging than it does extolling the vitality and resilience of its subject.

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The Truth About Charlie (2002)

It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Something Wild (1986/2001)

PULL.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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