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Drama, Desire, and Diplomacy: The Rise of Turkish Television in India 

Drama, Desire, and Diplomacy: The Rise of Turkish Television in India 

Netflix represents an opportunity to internationalize and escape the pressures of a volatile domestic market in Turkish television. It has forced Turkish producers to tell Turkish stories in a globally compelling way.

The Strong Silent Type: Tom Mix, His Hat and His Horse

The Strong Silent Type: Tom Mix, His Hat and His Horse

Silent westerns star Tom Mix – with his ten-gallon hat and his horse, Tony the Wonder – shows off stunt work in Sky High and spoofs the genre in The Big Diamond Robbery.

Parker Posey’s Character in ‘Party Girl’ Is Almost Mythic

Parker Posey’s Character in ‘Party Girl’ Is Almost Mythic

Parker Posey’s performance in Party Girl – a parodic gesture that sweeps the frames in wide, showy arcs – is pure, sparkling kitsch delivered in champagne coupes.   

Silent Film’s Raymond Griffith Pulled Tricksters Out of Top Hats

Silent Film’s Raymond Griffith Pulled Tricksters Out of Top Hats

In Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian, the two clever silent films Paths to Paradise and You’d Be Surprised, make a working-class hero out of a toff in a top hat.

Enigmatic and Emotional ‘Three Colors’ Is a Hypnotic Triptych of Polish Cinema

Enigmatic and Emotional ‘Three Colors’ Is a Hypnotic Triptych of Polish Cinema

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three ColorsBlue, White, and Red – are grand reminders of the little motions that gather slowly but surely, to deliver the quick, sudden turns that give even the most indolent life meaning.  

Love Tragic and Stars’ Magic in Crime Drama ‘Martin Roumagnac’

Love Tragic and Stars’ Magic in Crime Drama ‘Martin Roumagnac’

Despite starring Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin, Georges Lacombe’s 1946 crime drama, Martin Roumagnac isn’t famous or appreciated as it should be.

The Broken Hearts Gallery: Love, Tech, and the Death of the Romcom

The Broken Hearts Gallery: Love, Tech, and the Death of the Romcom

Romcom The Broken Hearts Gallery is aware that we are chained to technology, yet it shrouds social media in the kind of movie magic that can revive the ailing genre.

Unpredictable Crime Drama ‘Rio’ Is Glamorous and Treacherous

Unpredictable Crime Drama ‘Rio’ Is Glamorous and Treacherous

Rio belongs to no single genre but exists in its own world of Hollywood tomfoolery while reflecting the unsettled zeitgeist of a non-American world that’s glamorous and treacherous.

Duras, Marguerite Duras: Two 1970s Musings from the Cinematic Mist

Duras, Marguerite Duras: Two 1970s Musings from the Cinematic Mist

The women in Marguerite Duras’ India Song and Baxter, Vera Baxter present images and rumors to the world but retain a core of adamantine mystery.

Director Rebecca Zlotowski on Her Most Autobiographical Film ‘Other People’s Children’

Director Rebecca Zlotowski on Her Most Autobiographical Film ‘Other People’s Children’

Director Rebecca Zlotowski talks with PopMatters about her most autobiographical film to date, Other People’s Children, which has a “whiff” of Claude Sautet about it.

The Quintessential Frenchness of Drama ‘One Fine Morning’

The Quintessential Frenchness of Drama ‘One Fine Morning’

Mia Hansen-Løve’s tender Parisian drama One Fine Morning reflects on our sentimental nature and how we attach meaning and connection to the physical. 

Director Léa Mysius on ‘The Five Devils’ Aromatic Mystery

Director Léa Mysius on ‘The Five Devils’ Aromatic Mystery

Director Léa Mysius talks with PopMatters about her sophomore feature The Five Devils, a nuanced exploration of the primitive senses.