Reviews // 3 Articles
"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
17 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM
These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six
24 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 six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...
D.W. Griffith's Morality Tale, 'Way Down East', has One of the Greatest Movie Finalés, Ever
6 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
Lillian Gish shines as the martyred heroine of D.W. Griffith's most popular melodrama.
Griffith Masterworks 2
18 Dec 2008 // 2:00 PM
With D.W. Griffith that it's the telling of the story (and not the story itself) that makes for a truly great filmic experience.