Wes Anderson’s intellectualization of high art in middlebrow presentation is rife with Brechtian flair and a Clintonite understanding of upper-middle-class politics.
Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China films resonated strongly with Hong Kong citizens worried about the imminent handover of the country to mainland China.
Red Rocket Simon Rex talks about the pleasures of working with director Sean Baker and non-actors, and his role as a narcissistic, delusional, sociopath.
Director Charlotte Sieling and Actress Trine Dyrholm on Historic Nordic Mystery ‘Margrete: Queen of the North’
Director Charlotte Sieling and Actress Trine Dyrholm on Margrete: Queen of the North and how her vision for peace in 1402 is relatable to present-day Europe.
Director Mark Cousins talks with PopMatters about resuming his cinematic journey to chronicle the contributions of the last decade to The Story of Film.
Director Michael Pearce talks with PopMatters about crafting a portrait of a complicated anti-hero in his new sci-fi thriller, Encounter.
In François Ozon’s Potiche Catherine Deneuve embraces absurdity and creates a sharp contrast between her statue-like beauty with the silliness of her setting.
For Melvin Van Peebles good cheer and cool heads prevail against the tirade of ill-will and malevolence. His wide-ranging filmmaking style conveys that overarching sentiment.
Lady Buds Director Chris J. Russo talks about her portrait of resilient and courageous women who laid the foundations for the US cannabis industry.