Tuesday, August 30 2011
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
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, April 13 2009
Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.
Tuesday, April 7 2009
Americans cheer in their athletes what they demand of their citizens: humility, simplicity, and purity of spirit. It's a myth that's perfectly suited for the make-believe workings of Hollywood.
Thursday, March 27 2008
In time for baseball season comes a trio of worthy releases: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out and The Pride of the Yankees
Wednesday, June 27 2007
This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.
Thursday, March 22 2007
Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.
Monday, December 1 2003
Hollywood did not allow Holliday to display the full range of her talent and intelligence; most of her roles were variants of the 'dumb blonde'.