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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four
20 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 four features Michael Fassbender, Jane Fonda and more...
The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli
18 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...
'Design for Living' Is a Raunchy, Stylish, Pre-code Gem
17 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins and Fredric March are a ménage-à-trois for the ages.
'Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler’s Germany' Is a Bleak, Disturbing and Well-Argued Book
15 Jun 2011 // 6:15 AM
Rudolph Herzog’s chilling assertions show that the presence of humor describing such events as the burning of the Reichstag building and the Night of the Long Knives means that these happenings were common knowledge and German citizens understood their meaning.