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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...


Reviews

Wednesday, May 7 2014

Otto Preminger's Disorientation in 'Danger--Love at Work' and 'Margin for Error'

The very unevenness of these early projects bespeaks a filmmaker who sets about very precisely to be ambiguous.


Tuesday, March 27 2012

What Is True? Or, How Much of It Is True? Otto Preminger's Classic: 'Anatomy of a Murder'

Anatomy of a Murder is many things, equal parts courtroom drama, murder mystery, and at times, humorous and light, but above all else, it's a love letter to the law.


Tuesday, March 22 2005

Laura (1944)

Waldo is so deliciously dark and mean-spirited, so loquaciously intolerant of those he deems beneath him, that he's delightful.


Sunday, February 6 2005

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).


Monday, December 8 2003

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Draws much of its visual and dramatic effectiveness from Preminger's intelligent use of the screen process of the 1950s, Cinemascope.


Blogs

Friday, August 30 2013

'The Human Factor' (1979)

A Greene Grass on Otto-Pilot


Wednesday, July 3 2013

'A Royal Scandal' (1945)

Bending, not breaking the Code


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