Monday, June 18 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 two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...
Monday, August 1 2011
Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...
Wednesday, March 7 2012
The manifestation of jealousy and desire is subtle. It develops over time, and if set off, the act of aggression may just as likely be one of attachment and ardor.
Friday, October 11 2013
Ingrid Berdman's Charlotte is like Anita in Intermezzo, a woman who becomes so destroyed by love gone wrong that she loses the ability to show love to others, including her children.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
Over the course of his trip, our protagonist will have a series of experiences that show him aspects of his past life and bring him to a realization of how he needs to change.
Thursday, June 21 2012
In Summer Interlude, Ingmar Bergman started using the stylistic themes and profound approaches to his characters that would become his own personal trademark.
Thursday, June 14 2012
These days, this once controversial film fails to ignite any sort of forbidden desire because audiences have seen it all. What remains from this masterpiece, however, is a pervading sense of loss and melancholy.
Wednesday, January 18 2012
Ingmar Bergman's goodbye to cinema is one of the most magical swan songs ever made.
Thursday, August 4 2011
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.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
The Virgin Spring is very different from most horror films, yet similar in one very significant way.