Wednesday, August 31 2011
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
Monday, August 8 2011
Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...
Thursday, November 29 2007
Friday, November 16 2007
As ham-fisted and angry and awkward as it often is, Redacted has something more on its mind than telling another bad-day-in-country story. It doubts the very possibility of telling truth in a war zone.
Wednesday, September 12 2007
Monday, October 30 2006
While not perfect by any means, Murder A La Mod should be essential viewing for fans of Brian De Palma's work.
Friday, September 15 2006
Why the detectives are obsessed with the murder is never clear, though it may have to do with the vacuum of a movie swirling around them: they've got nothing else to do.
Wednesday, December 22 2004
It is slightly odd to see Robert DeNiro so young and handsome, giving a performance so deftly naturalistic.
Monday, November 1 2004
It's a story of a (nearly lone) lawman standing up against the bad guys, replete with a High Noon type showdown.
Thursday, November 7 2002
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' central function is looking great and so, confounding various men around her.