Monday, August 5 2013
Essential Film Performances continues with great comic turns from Bette Midler, Leslie Nielsen and Jack Oakie, who goes tit-for-tat with Charlie Chaplin as another Great Dictator, as well as from Polish silent film star Pola Negri and Rita Moreno.
Sunday, August 4 2013
One of the most notorious icons in pop culture talks exclusively with PopMatters about shedding scales to create her signature style of performance, codes of silence at movie star tennis brunches, and how a very famous actress once slipped her a mickey at the Russian Tea Room.
Essential Film Performances continues with classic moments from Jerry Lewis, Carole Lombard, Madonna, Rachel McAdams, and rocker Courtney Love who graced us with an interview for this series.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
It's ladies day. Essential Film Performances continues with classic moments from Goldie Hawn, Betty Hutton, Catherine Keener, Elsa Lanchester, and the incomparable Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
As we enter the dog days of summer, we get the summer movie season dregs as well. Still, there's some stuff to look forward to, including the latest from Neill Blomkamp, a biopic on Linda Lovelace, more Disney cross promotional marketing, and the latest from the almost always brilliant Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost.
Tuesday, July 30 2013
Essential Film Performances continues with classic moments from Irene Dunne, Sally Field, Janeane Garofalo, Joel Grey and the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison.
Monday, July 29 2013
Essential Film Performances continues with classic moments from Jamie Lee Curtis, Beverly D'Angelo as Patsy Cline, Judy Davis as Judy Garland, Michael Douglas and the pair Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.
Sunday, July 28 2013
For this year’s annual update, we are abiding by the weird and wacky Hollywood Foreign Press guidelines for this historically-debatable category of Musical or Comedy, which has often included some eyebrow-raising choices that range from appropriate, inspired nominees and winners to head-scratchers that sorta make sense and to the utterly perplexing.
Monday, July 22 2013
With their documentary on a tragic crime premiering on HBO, filmmakers David Heilbroner and Kate David talk with PopMatters about the film, their findings, and what compelled them to tell this intriguing story in the first place.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
One year on from the phenomenal success of Joss Whedon's The Avengers isn't it time to reconsider his most unlikely Avenger, the Hulk? Particularly the lavish treatment offered the Hulk in auteur Ang Lee's 2008 outing The Incredible Hulk.
Sunday, July 7 2013
Big Star were not talked about much when they were releasing their music, but as their influence spread, so did their legend. With a new documentary in tow, sole surviving member Jody Stephens talks to PopMatters about the band's legacy, followers, and unsung mentors and teachers ...
Tuesday, July 2 2013
Dead policeman battling demons, giant monsters taking on equally elephantine robots, true crime, documentaries, and lots more CG kid fare. That's what July has in store for us, including a return of a certain masked man and his faithful 'Indian' companion.
Thursday, June 20 2013
The final installment of PopMatters' Performer Spotlight on the women of 20 Feet from Stardom is a lesson in the power of love; Darlene Love that is.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
Claudia Lennear vanished from music. Morgan Neville found her. 20 Feet from Stardom connects the dots.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
Judith Hill represents the new guard in 20 Feet from Stardom, showing the world just how much the music business has changed for background singers.
Monday, June 17 2013
Why do Mick, Sting, and Tina cast the spotlight on Lisa Fischer? As 20 Feet from Stardom reveals, she knows how to stop time.
Sunday, June 16 2013
As part of our 20 Feet from Stardom, today we explore the gospel of legendary chanteuse Merry Clayton. Our interview discusses friendship, faith, and fearlessness, principles by which this diva passionately abides.
Sunday, June 9 2013
"There are things known. There are things unknown. And in between are the Doors."
Tuesday, June 4 2013
A classic comic book champion challenges three different takes on the End of the World, while some oddball independents struggle for recognition in this second serving of Summer season spectacle.
Monday, June 3 2013
The actor behind the lovable stoner from The Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse's conniving programmer dishes about working with Joss Whedon, horror movies, and fan attention.