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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six
24 Jun 2012 // 6:10 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 six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...
The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford
7 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
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...
40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM
Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.
Brian de Palma's 'Dressed to Kill' Is Still Sexy, Still Shocking, Still Classic
14 Oct 2015 // 3:00 AM
Dressed to Kill doesn't address itself to every viewer, but for those who love horror and the tradition of suspense that de Palma so expertly participates in, it will always deliver.
15 Nov 2007 // 10:47 PM
As ham-fisted and angry and awkward as it often is, Redacted has something more on its mind than telling another bad-day-in-country story. It doubts the very possibility of telling truth in a war zone.
12 Criterion Capsules: Good Cinematic Medicine
28 Oct 2015 // 9:37 AM
As Criterion continues to unleash its Blu-rays of eclectic film classics at a mad pace, we continue trying to keep up with so many riches.
My First Midnight Movie: 'Phantom of the Paradise'
11 Aug 2014 // 4:00 AM
On a regular basis, yours truly will discuss many of the movie "firsts" that have occurred in his life over the last half century. Let's start with Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise.
Brian De Palma sets his sights on Iraq with 'Redacted'
28 Nov 2007 // 10:40 PM
With "Scarface" and "Body Double" on his resume, director Brian De Palma is hardly a stranger to violence and controversy. But he's never made a