Tuesday, June 26 2012
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part seven features Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Montgomery and more...
Monday, January 9 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Tuesday, September 6 2011
The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?
Friday, March 20 2009
The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.
Thursday, January 24 2008
A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.
Friday, February 5 2010
“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”
Friday, December 2 2011
Prepare to be astounded, Citizen Kane in HD might be the most important Blu-ray release of the year.
Wednesday, May 12 2010
Either the name on the cover or his denial of authorship is false. This is typical for Welles.
Friday, May 11 2007
This collection is an archive which excludes the archivist as target audience.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Tuesday, May 21 2013
PopMatters is excited to offer a new venue for film scholars, historians, critics, and social theorists of any stripe to reexamine the legacy of one of the American cinema's most iconic but divisive masters, Orson Welles.
Wednesday, October 3 2012
(B)oth Citizen Kane and Tokyo Story symbolize the essence of years misplaced. They argue that the wistful memories of the past only propagate disappointment in the present.
Thursday, February 3 2011
The world needs more Orson Welles, and we just might get it. Though quite the Renaissance man, Welles's directorial efforts always seemed to be struggles.…
Thursday, May 6 2010
Welles was perhaps the best friend literature ever had in Hollywood.
Thursday, September 15 2011
From a review of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” at the time of its release in 1941: “Before ‘Citizen Kane,’ it’s as if the motion picture…