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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Ten
28 Jun 2012 // 6:30 PM
PopMatters concludes our 2012 update of the Esssential Film Performances today. Part ten and the final section features Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy and more...
Ken Russell at the BBC
21 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
Everything here is in achingly beautiful and sharply restored black and white, everything is intelligent and witty, everything is deeply felt -- everything is Russell.
Dancing Up a Storm in 'Valentino'
29 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM
Filmmaker Ken Russell will never be accused of subtlety. However, his wide-eyed and over-the-top stylizing in Valentino is undeniably engaging.
An Impressive Look at the Evolution of the British TV Documentary
12 Jan 2016 // 9:10 PM
Most of the films in Visions of Change: Volume 1 - BBC 1951-1967 consists of writerly texts that challenge viewers to conceive of their meaning in new and unexpected ways.
Reveling in '70s Nostalgia: New Blu-rays for Your Home Film Festival
22 Jan 2016 // 4:30 AM
Some '70s movies are more '70s than others.
Russell's Revision: 'The Music Lovers'
13 Jul 2012 // 8:00 AM
The movie is fast, funny, always visual, always musical, always melodramatic in the literal sense.
Ken Russell just had to let the music out
1 Dec 2011 // 4:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — Some years ago in London, at the premiere of John Cage’s “Europeras 3&4,” I bumped into Ken Russell in the press queue. He