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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Two
18 Jun 2012 // 6:10 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 two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...
The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci
1 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
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...
Identity and Desire: The Search for Emotional Realism in Cinema
7 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
'Cries and Whispers' Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death
23 Apr 2015 // 9:10 PM
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.
'Persona' Doesn't Need to Be Understood to Be Loved
24 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.
100 Essential Directors - Ingmar Bergman
4 Aug 2011 // 5:00 AM
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.
The Horror of 'The Virgin Spring'
5 Jan 2011 // 11:14 PM
The Virgin Spring is very different from most horror films, yet similar in one very significant way.