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Monday, August 1 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...


Tuesday, November 9 2010

The Ignoble Quest for Infamy: Filming McCabe & Mrs. Miller in Vancouver

Forty years on, McCabe & Mrs. Miller remains Vancouver’s cinematic benchmark. By the time McCabe rolled into production, M*A*S*H had made Robert Altman a star, and he returned to Vancouver with his core team to create a Western like no other in film history.


Wednesday, January 23 2008

Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.


Tuesday, June 19 2007

Part 3: The Stellar '70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.


Thursday, January 4 2007

Dreaming Out Loud: Robert Altman at the IFC Center

Robert Altman's films often reveal in dreams the strangeness of being alive. This more than anything sums up the timeless greatness of Altman at his best, and starts to convey what’s lost when cinema is thought of as commodity rather than art.


Reviews

Sunday, December 29 2013

Altman's 'Nashville' Is a Microcosm of America Set in One of Its Very Specific Milieus

Politics and art collide in Robert Altman’s dense tapestry, showing that part of American’s beguiling promise is the inevitability of commodification.


Tuesday, February 7 2012

Robert Altman Before and After 'M*A*S*H': 'Countdown' & 'Brewster McCloud'

These two early curiosities from Robert Altman's career are available on-demand.


Wednesday, February 10 2010

Streamers

This film is a smoldering evisceration of male hypocrisy, pretense, racial anxiety, and sexual panic that would give Neil LaBute pause.


Sunday, October 15 2006

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.


Wednesday, July 19 2006

Altman on Altman by David Thompson [editor]

Altman has quite an anecdotal history among his faithful. Any book that claims to dig deeper really has to deliver.


Blogs

Monday, October 10 2011

The Graces and the Fates: '3 Women' (Blu-ray)

3 Women is a godsend. It represents Altman's ultimate interior masterpiece.


Tuesday, August 2 2011

100 Essential Directors - Robert Altman

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.


Wednesday, June 29 2011

ReFramed No. 4: Robert Altman's 'California Split'

Leaving Godard aside, ReFramed explores the pure entertainment value of Robert Altman's oft-dismissed California Split.


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