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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...


Thursday, August 25 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 8: Jean Renoir to Douglas Sirk

From Jean Renior through Douglas Sirk, there may be some choices that raise an eyebrow. While each of the directors we look at today might not be on every cinephile's list of great directors, they absolutely merit inclusion for their distinct visions and dedication to their craft, some despite their questionable personal lives and politics.


Monday, June 25 2007

The Elusive Corpus: Jean Renoir Collection

This smorgasbord of "minor Renoir" encompasses and even summarizes his career from beginning to end; a bargain for the cinephile, expert or novice.


Sunday, June 17 2007

Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


Reviews

Monday, November 28 2011

'French Cancan': Broken Legs and Broken Hearts: Le Spectacle Avant Tout!

This is a Lautrec / Renoir (père) / Manet-inspired extravaganza!


Blogs

Wednesday, September 26 2012

Sight & Sound-Off: #4 - 'The Rules of the Game' and '8 & 1/2'

With wealth comes privilege, and entitlement, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the films featured at number four as part of Sight & Sound's Best Films of All Time list.


News

Monday, May 21 2012

Jean Renoir’s 1937 classic is glorious anti-war ‘Illusion’

LOS ANGELES — Jean Renoir’s 1937 “Grand Illusion,” one of the most admired — and one of the most feared — films ever made, returns to theatrical screens


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