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On Despair and the Philosophy of  'Berlin Alexanderplatz'

Franz of Berlin Alexanderplatz doesn't occupy a privileged space of sovereignty over the world. He's not the avatar for divine individuality that we so often take ourselves to be.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...

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Alexander Kluge's Truly Anarchic Spirit: 'Kluge in the Beginning'

Alexander Kluge’s films aim to politicize aspects of life that one considers to be apolitical, and he shows that a film can be both complicated and intriguing without looking like a special effects-laden Star Wars flick.

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Saint Fonda in the Backyard: The Iconic Jane Works It Out

Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time she's hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens.

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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz, both serial film and novel, are essential to knowing Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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