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Wednesday, June 27 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Nine

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part nine features Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell and more...


Thursday, June 21 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Five

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part five features Charles Laughton, Madeline Kahn and more...


Wednesday, June 20 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four

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...


Sunday, August 7 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

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...


Monday, April 13 2009

All the Faith in the World: Holiday

Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.


Columns

Monday, April 15 2013

Do Women Have Sex? 'The Chapman Report'

Everyone knows it's impossible for any woman to enjoy guilt-free sex with jazz musicians and delivery boys.


Reviews

Thursday, June 26 2014

'Desire Me' Leaves Much to Be Desired, Unless You Look at It through a Noir Lens

This is apparently the first major Hollywood film to have no director credit, because nobody wanted to claim it. Yet it deserves reconsideration.


Sunday, February 5 2012

'My Fair Lady': Let's Revisit This Loverly Classic in HD

This musical gets criticized because of its outdated sense of romance, when in reality it's a subversive feminist piece.


Wednesday, June 27 2007

Essential Classics - Romances

This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.


Thursday, March 22 2007

Holiday (1938)

Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.


Sunday, November 30 2003

The Marrying Kind (1952)

Hollywood did not allow Holliday to display the full range of her talent and intelligence; most of her roles were variants of the 'dumb blonde'.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 25 2014

The Script for George Cukor's 'Her Cardboard Lover' Leaves Much to Be Desired

There's really nothing wrong with the movie except the script, which has lots of firepower for something so tiresome.


Friday, January 24 2014

'The Model and the Marriage Broker' (1951)

Match-up 50s style.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

100 Essential Directors - George Cukor

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


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