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Sunday, August 7 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...


Sunday, December 2 2007

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz, both serial film and novel, are essential to knowing Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


Columns

Tuesday, May 18 2010

Essential Female Melodrama: 'The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant'

Endorsed by the esteemed Susan Sontag as among the best films about women, Fassbinder's unique approach to the feminine psyche remains as daring today as it was when released in 1972.


Reviews

Friday, October 4 2013

'Early Fassbinder' Gets us Inside the Developing Mind of a Creative Genius

The frenetically paced director’s first five films, all made within an astonishing 18 month period. The pace continued as Fassbinder made more than 40 feature films in just over a decade.


Thursday, June 28 2012

Fassbinder's Exploration Into the Nature of Dreams: 'World on a Wire'

With its interplay on virtual reality, simulation and existentialism, World on a Wire's psychological and sociological themes suggest that modern sci-fi movies, such as The Matrix, are dated.


Thursday, April 21 2011

Alexander Kluge's Truly Anarchic Spirit: 'Kluge in the Beginning'

Alexander Kluge’s films aim to politicize aspects of life that one considers to be apolitical, and he shows that a film can be both complicated and intriguing without looking like a special effects-laden Star Wars flick.


Blogs

Friday, September 2 2011

100 Essential Directors - Rainer Werner Fassbinder

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


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