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Body of Work: On Burt Lancaster's Physicality in Film

The key to understanding Burt Lancaster's contribution to film lies in the physicality of his portrayals. Film Forum, New York, showcases many of his films starting today.

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The Bully at the Pulpit: 'Elmer Gantry'

Richard Brooks's adaptation of Elmer Gantry lives and dies on Burt Lancaster's strangest, most unforgettable performance.

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The John Frankenheimer Collection

The rather complex ideological issues and unique sense of aesthetics that Frankenheimer infused in his films can be fully appreciated in this collection.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

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.

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Brute Force (1947)

The inability of the filmmakers to deliver any kind of lasting victory for the inmates with whom the audience identifies forces the movie down particularly dark cul de sacs.

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The investigation into issues of patriotism and accountability in Judgment at Nuremberg resonates strongly with contemporary American politics.

Chris Robé
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The Rose Tattoo (1955)

All this overacting hardly dampens the film's efforts to grant weighty meaning to the rose tattoo.

Erich Kuersten
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

It is, quite simply, the Hollywood Western in full flower, with all the nostalgia and sins of commission and omission that that implies.

John G. Nettles
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The Killers (1946)

The line between victims and violators is almost erased, now that playing by the rules seems little more than an antiquated affectation.

David Sanjek
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