Billy Wilder
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//Features

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Three
19 Jun 2012 // 5:10 PM

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part three features Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas and more...

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou
5 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

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?

//Reviews

"Kiss Me, Stupid" Is a Sex Comedy That Follows Up on Its Tease
21 May 2015 // 8:10 PM

Kiss Me, Stupid dares to suggest that middle-class Americans, just like the ticket buyers, might not be as sexually upright as they're cracked up to be.

'It’s the Pictures That Got Small' Tells of Hollywood's Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can
12 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

//Blogs

Girls... Girls... Girls?: 'Some Like It Hot' (Blu-ray)
22 Jul 2011 // 7:45 AM

Some Like It Hot is a certified American movie myth. It just may take you, the contemporary comedy viewer, a few turns to discover its true inherent worth.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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