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Peter Bogdanovich

Features

Tuesday, June 26 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Eight

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part eight features Richard Pryor, Ryan O'Neal and more...


Columns

Thursday, February 10 2011

'America Lost and Found: The BBS Story': A Cinematic Open Road

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story leaves no doubt that BBS Productions was one of the most important players in a cinematic revolution. These seven films make a case for keeping the canvas wide and the road open.


Reviews

Wednesday, August 11 2010

Screwball Comedy Is Revisited In This Sparking Blu-ray Version of 'What's Up Doc?'

Peter Bogdanovich's tribute to screwball comedies in general and Grant, Hepburn and director Howard Hawk's Bringing Up Baby in particular, O'Neal and Streisand more than hold their own.


Wednesday, March 8 2006

The Thing Called Love: Director's Cut (1993)

Country music provides a roadmap, guiding the characters away from disillusionment and toward a simpler, more straightforward way of life.


Sunday, May 15 2005

Hustle (2004)

Pete Rose so badly wants people to think he's a good guy that he presents Rose the legend, never Rose the man.


Sunday, September 14 2003

Targets (1968)

Draws parallels between Bobby and Charles Whitman, though there's a much larger issue at stake: the availability of guns, at the root of the rise of violence in America.


Wednesday, April 24 2002

The Cat's Meow (2002)

'The Cat's Meow' insists, you can't go back to the good old days, because they were never so good as you think they were.


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