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In Defense of Sarah Polley Being One of the Best Directors in Modern Cinema

The child actress-turned-director is a mastermind at both presenting and analyzing the fine details of a life.

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HBO’s ‘Casting By’ Highlights Film’s Creative Rapports

"I don't like casting," says Woody Allen, in his version of how crucial he finds his longtime collaborator, casting director Juliet Taylor, "I don't like to meet people in any area."

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The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.

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In Film (and All Art) Bold is Beautiful; Boring Isn’t

I can't be a movie theatre zombie. I can't just sit there and accept average. I want a film to swell up some sort of feelings, make me question what I’ve seen, think about things on a larger scale or go for a far flung freaking mind trip.

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Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.

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25 Aug 2011 // 9:00 PM

The 100 Essential Directors Part 8: Jean Renoir to Douglas Sirk

From Jean Renior through Douglas Sirk, there may be some choices that raise an eyebrow. While each of the directors we look at today might not be on every cinephile's list of great directors, they absolutely merit inclusion for their distinct visions and dedication to their craft, some despite their questionable personal lives and politics.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 2

The 2010-2011 TV season saw an unprecedented number of major film directors work in TV, while Charlie Sheen's meltdown was an embarrassment both to him and to those who fixated on his demise.

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Expect Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary this year, says Olivia Harrison

A documentary on the life of George Harrison directed by Martin Scorsese is nearly done and is expected to premiere this year, Harrison’s widow,

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‘Blue Valentine’: You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

Ultimately, Blue Valentine isn’t something you merely watch: it’s something that you feel. Even though it proves to be one hell of a devastating experience, it’s worth the pain.

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“Sympathy For Delicious” Star Responds to PopMatters

Ask and he shall respond: writer-star of the new Mark Ruffalo-directed drama "Sympathy For Delicious" responds to PopMatters' question on camera ...

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13 Apr 2011 // 9:00 PM

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

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Martin Scorsese’s gritty ‘Taxi Driver’ tops list of latest Blu-rays

The powerful psychological drama “Taxi Driver” leads this week’s lineup of new Blu-ray titles. Deftly directed by Martin Scorsese, “Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Edition”

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Various Artists: Blue Valentine OST

While Grizzly Bear was the perfect choice to score the heartbreaking indie vehicle, listening to their score without the visuals leaves the listener a little wanting.

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23 Feb 2011 // 6:00 AM

Public Speaking

Public Speaking opens at Film Forum on 2/23.

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‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!

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30 Nov 2010 // 4:00 AM

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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New York Film Festival: Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff

Kelly Reichardt's Meek’s Cutoff is an outsider's Western. If we were looking for a female counterpart to Gus Van Sant, I think we may have found her.

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‘Stones In Exile’: An Autobiographical Rock ‘n’ Roll Bible

By exiling themselves to small-town America's "Main Street", the Rolling Stones began serving up a rich, steamy gumbo of sounds they certainly didn't invent, but undeniably put their stamp upon.

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The Lady in Blue: Patricia Clarkson Romances Cairo

Moving stealthily between gigs in indies and studio films for more than a decade now, Clarkson talks to PopMatters about her newest challenge: top-lining her first-ever romantic lead in IFC's Cairo Time.

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One of the finest actors of our time, Sir Ben Kingsley, shows all the young Hollywood starlets exactly how you nail an audition…in less

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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