Wednesday, June 27 2012
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
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
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
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
Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.
Monday, April 15 2013
Everyone knows it's impossible for any woman to enjoy guilt-free sex with jazz musicians and delivery boys.
Thursday, June 26 2014
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
This musical gets criticized because of its outdated sense of romance, when in reality it's a subversive feminist piece.
Wednesday, June 27 2007
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
Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.
Sunday, November 30 2003
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'.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
There's really nothing wrong with the movie except the script, which has lots of firepower for something so tiresome.
Friday, January 24 2014
Match-up 50s style.