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Features

Tuesday, June 19 2007

Part 3: The Stellar '70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 10 2002

Grey Gardens / Salesman - PopMatters Film Review )

What makes the Maysles' work special lies in how they manage, by focusing so intently on their subjects, to elicit a body of information that the audience is compelled to examine for its possible meaning.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Gimme Shelter (1970/2000)

Sixties rock and roll festivals -- given their large crowds of people, lack of sanitary facilities, bad drugs, and shortages of food and water -- were catastrophes waiting to happen. People get angry when they're uncomfortable or feel ripped off.


Blogs

Saturday, April 18 2009

Grey Gardens/ The Beales of Grey Gardens (1975)

In celebration of the premiere of HBO's stellar TV movie on the Beales, SE&L brings you this review of the original documentaries that started it all.


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