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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six
24 Jun 2012 // 5:10 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 six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...
The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli
18 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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...
'Kismet' Is a Mix of 'Arabian Nights' and Hollywood
7 Aug 2014 // 5:00 AM
Warner Archive has offered up a version of the 1955 version of "Kismet", which contrasts nicely with its 1944 counterpart.
This Day in Pop: 1958 - Lerner and Loewe's 'Gigi' Opens
15 May 2012 // 1:00 AM
This Vincente Minnelli-directed Lerner and Loewe movie musical is often considered the last great big screen MGM musical production.