Thursday, August 11 2011
On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
Thursday, October 4 2012
While the James Bond film franchise remains one of the most acclaimed, successful, recognizable and marketable movie series in history, there was a time when the mighty Mister Bond had some stiff competition at the box office: himself.
Thursday, September 6 2012
John Huston understands the crushing success of failure. In the rarely seen films Sinful Davey and Fat City, he observes the self-destructive behaviors and interactions of stunned and blasted losers as closely as Jane Austen would.
Thursday, September 23 2010
Moby-Dick, arguably the most boring really good book one could read, is a meandering experiment in literary narration. Ray Bradbury and John Huston forget all that and seize upon the plot and imagery to deliver a whale of a film in 1956's Moby Dick.
Tuesday, June 22 2010
The best of the African Queen comprises movie stars battling armadas of soldier ants, packs of wild elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other assorted Darwinian nightmares.
Sunday, July 19 2009
Though a complex and fascinating misfire, this cements Huston as not only one of the greatest adapters of literature, but also one of the most artistically experimental.
Thursday, December 6 2007
Under the Volcano is Golden Age craftsmanship at its peak with a decidedly modern edge that shows, again, that the vintage director’s eye is one that often improves with age.
Thursday, May 10 2007
This collection is an archive which excludes the archivist as target audience.