Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford camp up their too cool for school ’60s spy hipsters personas for Richard Donner and Jerry Lewis comedies Salt and Pepper and One More Time.
Danny Garcia’s chaotic, discursive documentary Nightclubbing, argues that Max’s Kansas City, not CBGB’s, was the true font of American punk rock.
Talking with Land of Gold director Nardeep Khurmi at Tribeca, he explains how his road trip drama serves as a badly needed “empathy machine” for divided America.
Robert Siodmak’s Time Out of Mind, based on the novel by first National Book Award winner, Rachel Field, mixes gothic, classical, and literary elements in an unappreciated film.
Pleistocene Park director Luke Griswold-Tergis talks about his eight-year filmmaking journey with a very smart, “batshit crazy” self-taught environmentalist.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl talks with PopMatters about the act of resistance in making and participating in art and her feature debut, Costa Brava, Lebanon.
While the original Star Wars trilogy display George Lucas’ youthful optimism, the prequels reveal his dismay and regret at the world created by the Boomer generation.
Juliette Binoche talks with PopMatters about acting, understanding others, and her admiration for her character’s selfish nature in Both Sides of the Blade.
David Lean’s Summertime emerged as Hollywood was negotiating how adultery could be handled. The tawdry subject became the province of only the classiest actors.
In our preview of Fantasia International Film Festival 2022, we highlight several films that stimulate viewers’ emotional, cultural, and social intellect.