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Monday, September 5 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?


Tuesday, June 19 2007

Part 3: The Stellar '70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.


Tuesday, February 13 2007

Love and Frogs: Dating John Waters

The unique filmmaker talks about his sweet compilation, his extreme romantic tastes, and the definitive way to divorce.


Reviews

Thursday, September 11 2014

Changing Lanes With John Waters

To most, hitchhiking is a terrifying risk taken by the desperate or insane. This makes it a perfect subject for John Waters’ latest book, Carsick.


Thursday, March 22 2012

'Low Budget Hell': From John Waters' 'Female Trouble' to 'Cry Baby'

A cautionary tale for those who dream of making it big, the title says it all. Low Budget Hell undoes the myths of filmmaking and reminds readers that not everyone makes it big in Hollywood, and that not making it is alright, too.


Monday, July 28 2008

Serial Mom: Collector's Edition

John Waters’ broad satire on suburbia and celebrity still holds up. Just not in the way he might have expected.


Tuesday, February 13 2007

John Waters: A Date With John Waters

It's a foregone conclusion that this Waters-curated disc of love songs will be at least worth a chuckle.


Wednesday, September 22 2004

A Dirty Shame (2004)

While such a fantastic love-love-love, all-pleasure-all-the-time scenario hardly seems likely in our near future, A Dirty Shame remains hopeful and even sweet.


Blogs

Wednesday, April 23 2014

Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films of John Waters

He's made bad taste a true art form. In light of his recent birthday, here's our choices for John Waters' 10 Best Films.


Sunday, September 13 2009

And the Oscar Goes to...Roger Corman???

That audible gasp you heard last week was film geek society struggling to come to grips with what they just heard. After years of being


News

Monday, December 20 2010

John Waters has his own special brand of holiday cheer

RALEIGH, N.C. — John Waters loves Christmas. Seriously. You wouldn't expect the man behind such twisted cult classics as "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester" and


Wednesday, November 7 2007

John Waters talks (and talks) about his subversive career

Known at the beginning of his career as "The King of Sleaze," "The Prince of Puke" and "The Pope of Trash," provocative indie filmmaker John


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