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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...


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...


Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.


Wednesday, October 17 2007

Paul Newman's Influential, Classic Performances in The Hustler and The Verdict

In an era of relatively reserved American cinema, when most actors would be concerned with their images as leading men, Newman was not afraid to experiment and go with his artistic impulses.


Columns

Sunday, April 22 2012

It's Deja Vu: 'Network' Still Has a Finger on the Pulse of Culture, 36 Years Later

If you were to tell women in 1976 that, 36 years later, women who work exclusively in the home and those who also work outside the home would be pitted against each other, they wouldn’t have believed it.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 6 2014

What Changed for Our Protagonist in 'The Pawnbroker'?

The Pawnbroker remains an important work, especially as one of the first major studio films to explore the Holocaust.


Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Fugitive Kind

Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Tennessee Williams and Sidney Lumet make a boring movie. How is this even possible?!


Wednesday, June 4 2008

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

What a quirky pair of brothers do Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke make.


Thursday, October 25 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Family tensions run high throughout Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.


Wednesday, August 9 2006

Find Me Guilty (2006)

All dressed up but not much to say.


Blogs

Friday, January 18 2013

'The Sea Gull' (1968)

Not as good as Tolstoy--ouch!


Friday, September 14 2012

'The Deadly Affair'

Spy-noir with some aesthetically mixed messages.


Friday, April 8 2011

Love Sidney: Sidney Lumet (1924-2011)

There wasn't just one dimension to what (Lumet) did behind the lens. The same could be said for him personally as well.


Sunday, November 21 2010

A Bunch of Blu 5

On the high-def agenda this time around: The Last Airbender, Salon Kitty, The Wiz, Charlie St. Cloud, and The Kids Are All Right.


News

Thursday, April 14 2011

How Sidney Lumet fought the showbiz blacklist

LOS ANGELES — I'd almost forgotten what an unabashed liberal Sidney Lumet had been until I read an essay by New York Post critic Kyle Smith,


Thursday, November 8 2007

Sidney Lumet knows how to get some satisfaction

"It's not one of your average feel-good movies," says Sidney Lumet with a satisfied grin, speaking of his latest -- the ferociously dark, wildly entertaining,


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