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Les Durs and the Anatomy of the (French) Tough Guy: Gabin, Ventura, and Belmondo

Les Durs and the Anatomy of the (French) Tough Guy: Gabin, Ventura, and Belmondo

By Chadwick Jenkins

28 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

At Les Durs (The Tough Guys) Film Fest, the tough guy is a bulwark against decay; he's the guarantor of value -- even if that value is compromised by the world around him. ...

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The Summer of De Palma: Looking Back at a Master Filmmaker's Career

By Victor Stiff

27 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

Following the release of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's document on the eponymous director, the legacy of Brian de Palma's extensive and controversial filmography is given renewed attention. ...

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//News

How 'Independence Day', 'Armageddon' and Others Bred the Schlockbuster>

As Jeff Goldblum says in a rather different disaster film now in theaters: "They like to get the landmarks."...

Werner Herzog Shot His Latest, 'Salt and Fire', in the Remote Salt Flats of Bolivia>

Director Opens Up About His Obsessions in Documentary 'De Palma'>

'Tickled' Looks at Subculture and Companies That Profit From It>

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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