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America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies
11 Feb 2014 // 9:14 PM
12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.
Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four
20 Jun 2012 // 6:10 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 four features Michael Fassbender, Jane Fonda and more...
'Caligula's Ghost: Why Cinema Needs Epic Failure More than Mediocre Success
1 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
Obscene, grandiose and artistically worthless -- such is the monstrous reputation of the 1979 art-porn blockbuster Caligula. Is this most shocking of Roman epics worthy of reappraisal?
'12 Years a Slave' Is Harrowing and Illuminating
21 Oct 2013 // 5:15 AM
12 Years a Slave invites you to see all at once (and so, feel overwhelmed) and to grasp how trauma is incremental, molding expectations as it crushes souls.
Nothing Shameful in 'Shame'
7 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
Everyone involved in Shame, including the deservedly-praised Michael Fassbender, should be quite proud of their distressing product.
Armond White: Asshole, or Activist?
9 Jan 2014 // 6:00 AM
Armond White allegedly heckled Steve McQueen at the recent NYFCC Awards ceremony... and people are surprised by this?
In Praise of the One-Scene Performance: An Interview with Alfre Woodard
7 Nov 2013 // 4:00 AM
"As an actor, trying to do the best you can on a film, you think, do I say thank you or fuck you?" -- Alfre Woodard.
'12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race
6 Mar 2014 // 4:00 AM
LOS ANGELES — Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12
Six Top Directors Discuss How Memorable Moviemaking Is Often the Result of Learning from Mistakes
6 Jan 2014 // 3:51 AM
They are among the season’s most acclaimed directors. But if you ask the six filmmakers who participated in The Envelope’s fifth annual Directors