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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Ten

PopMatters concludes our 2012 update of the Esssential Film Performances today. Part ten and the final section features Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy and more...

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She's an Essential Performer: The Interview with Piper Laurie

Female movie stars of today may possess the basic, bare minimum tenets of Piper Laurie’s blazingly original screen persona, but very few can claim the kind of honed, strong chops she can.

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Five

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part five features Charles Laughton, Madeline Kahn and more...

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Four

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part four features Michael Fassbender, Jane Fonda and more...

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Three

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part three features Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas and more...

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Two

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part One

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Watch this space for the next two weeks as we bring to your screen more iconic film performances. Today's highlights include Lucille Ball and John Barrymore.

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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition

PopMatters updates our best performances feature with 50 new performances from the early days of film up to the present day. Watch this space for the next two weeks as we bring to your screen more iconic film performances.

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Mommie Dearest: An Interview with Animal Kingdom's Jacki Weaver

Playing a complex, historically awards-winning character -- the atypical, troubled mother -- Weaver is very much in keeping with the traditions begun by Oscar-winning actresses such as Jo Van Fleet, Shelley Winters and even Mo'Nique. She talks with PopMatters about her scorching role in Animal Kingdom.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition Part Five

PopMatters follows up last year's hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Today we highlight performances from Hideko Takamine through Jane Wyman.

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Giving Us Something We Can Feel: An Interview with Lonette McKee

McKee reputedly beat out more than 500 other women for the plum role of Sister in Sparkle, for which she appears on our list. She talks frankly about what it's like being a black woman over 50 working in a contemporary industry that at times can be inhospitable and unwilling to tell her story.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition Part Four

PopMatters follows up last year's hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Today we highlight performances from Michael Redgrave through Tilda Swinton.

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Mama's Gun: Melissa Leo Works Hard for the Money

PopMatters talks to Melissa Leo about her Academy Award nominated work in Frozen River and one of our top performance picks this time around, as well as her appearance in HBO's Treme.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition Part Three

PopMatters follows up last year's hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. Today we highlight performances from Tony Leung through Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Body and Soul: Pam Grier Will Still Kick Your Ass 'Graciously'

An icon of cinema since her debut in the 1970s, actress and activist Pam Grier sheds light on her alternately charmed and troubled life, her process, her passions and her future in her engaging new memoir Foxy: My Life in Three Acts. Grier speaks to Mazur about channeling negative experiences into positives and why it is high time for a remake of The Golden Girls.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition Part Two

PopMatters follows up last year's hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. We'll unveil a batch each day this week alongside an exclusive interview with one of the actresses on that day's list.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition

PopMatters updates our annual best performances feature with 50 new performances and features interviews with five of the actresses selected, including Melissa Leo, Pam Grier, and Margaret Cho.

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Essential Film Performances - 2010 Edition Part One

PopMatters follows up last year's hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature with 50 additions to the essentials list. We'll unveil a batch each day this week alongside an exclusive interview with one of the actresses on that day's list.

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Rebel 'With' a Cause: Catching Up with Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho opens up about closeted celebrities and politicians, the lack of Asian American presences in film and television, what it means for her to be a feminist and why President Barack Obama was recently winking at her during a speech at the White House.


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