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The Waiting Was the Hardest Part: Warren Zanes on Rock Icon Tom Petty
25 Nov 2015 // 3:02 AM
Tom Petty biographer and respected musician Warren Zanes speaks on heroin headlines, playlist gems, and playing the long game in rock music.
Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Eight
26 Jun 2012 // 6:15 PM
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...
The Absolution of Paul Theroux's 'Saint Jack' in a World Lacking Irony
6 Oct 2016 // 9:00 PM
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
'America Lost and Found: The BBS Story': A Cinematic Open Road
10 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
'Petty: The Biography' Is the Weakest of Warren Zanes' Work
2 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM
Warren Zanes utilizes half his talent in this biography, and delivers weak Tom Petty tea to starving masses of fans.
Screwball Comedy Is Revisited In This Sparking Blu-ray Version of 'What's Up Doc?'
11 Aug 2010 // 4:58 PM
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.