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Tuesday, June 19 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Three

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...


Monday, September 5 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

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?


Sunday, June 17 2007

Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


Reviews

Thursday, July 17 2014

'Ace in the Hole' Points its Finger at the Audience

Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture.


Tuesday, November 27 2012

Hollywood After Dark on 'Sunset Boulevard'

Sunset Boulevard is a classic film that receives first-class treatment on Blu-ray, with all the bonus features from the previous DVDs ported over, along with a never-before-seen deleted scene.


Thursday, January 29 2009

Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday & Sabrina

Three of the greatest films you’ll ever see have been sumptuously repackaged, here. This is cause for joy. Celebration, even.


Tuesday, February 12 2008

The Apartment

A cautionary tale about business, fidelity and ethics that is skillfully wrapped under the guise of light entertainment.


Monday, August 20 2007

Ace in the Hole

While we like to think that every modern malady is new to our particular generation, a film like this reminds us that many of life's troubles have their foundation in past, not present trends.


Blogs

Friday, July 22 2011

Girls... Girls... Girls?: 'Some Like It Hot' (Blu-ray)

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.


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