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Tuesday, June 4 2013

‘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.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

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.


Sunday, August 7 2011

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...


Monday, May 23 2011

‘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.


Wednesday, May 5 2010

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.


Tuesday, October 7 2008

Rachel Getting Married

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


Sunday, April 13 2008

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

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


Friday, October 26 2007

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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