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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford
7 Aug 2011 // 4:00 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...
'Cinema' --That's Italian for Cinema
4 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM
New DVD provider RaroVideo USA is coming out of the gate with two lavish Criterion-worthy releases: The Clowns and the Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection. One is nominally "arty" and the other "lowdown", but the lines deserve to be blurred.
'Amarcord': What Evil Lurks Beneath the Absurd Surface
15 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
Federico Felleni's remembering makes for a combined dream, a whitewashed history, and a striking portrait of a small Italian town during the rise of Fascism.
Essential Art House: 8 ½
3 May 2010 // 4:00 PM
Nearly a half-century since its release, 8 1/2 is a testament to Federico Fellini’s singular artistic vision and to the enduring joy of creative experience.
'Love in the City' Dives Into Unexplored Cinematic Territory
1 Oct 2014 // 5:23 AM
This anthology of Italian films explores the taboos of love: prostitution, suicide, and girl-watching.
Sight & Sound-Off: #4 - 'The Rules of the Game' and '8 & 1/2'
26 Sep 2012 // 12:00 AM
With wealth comes privilege, and entitlement, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the films featured at number four as part of Sight & Sound's Best Films of All Time list.