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"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
17 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM
These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Nine
27 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 nine features Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell and more...
Do Women Have Sex? 'The Chapman Report'
15 Apr 2013 // 5:45 PM
Everyone knows it's impossible for any woman to enjoy guilt-free sex with jazz musicians and delivery boys.
'Desire Me' Leaves Much to Be Desired, Unless You Look at It through a Noir Lens
26 Jun 2014 // 8:10 PM
This is apparently the first major Hollywood film to have no director credit, because nobody wanted to claim it. Yet it deserves reconsideration.
'My Fair Lady': Let's Revisit This Loverly Classic in HD
5 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
This musical gets criticized because of its outdated sense of romance, when in reality it's a subversive feminist piece.
Ten Cases of Sacked Directors
9 Dec 2014 // 5:36 AM
With Paramount announcing Roberto Orci's replacement as director of the upcoming Star Trek 3, we look back at ten other times when studios and suits played musical chairs with their filmmakers.
The Script for George Cukor's 'Her Cardboard Lover' Leaves Much to Be Desired
25 Jun 2014 // 4:25 AM
There's really nothing wrong with the movie except the script, which has lots of firepower for something so tiresome.