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  • Pal Joey

    Rodgers and Hart's pioneering bitter musical, from John O'Hara's play about a backstabbing nightclub star, was considerably softened for its 1957 screen version. more...
  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Brian De Palma's Grand Guignol send-up and put-down of the rock business (1974), with a maimed musician (William Finley) haunting a concert hall operated by a malevolent mogul (Paul Williams). more...
  • Population: 1

    Rene Daalder wrote and directed this 1986 oddity about the lone survivor of a nuclear holocaust playing rock music to tell the story of human society. more...
  • Purple Rain (R)

    Prince's 1984 movie debut seems more like his deification, with an aggressively stupid plot line (supposedly autobiographical, but if that's true, Prince must have grown up in a retirement community for burned-out screenwriters) that serves only to set him up as a paragon of artistic integrity, sexual prowess, and superhuman sensitivity. more...
  • Popeye

    Robert Altman's busy, detailed mise-en-scene, flattened cartoon-style through space-compacting long lenses, does capture some of the frenetic atmosphere of the Fleischer cartoons, but it tends to crowd out and neutralize the story values. more...
  • Poor Little Rich Girl

    Irving Cummings directed this 1936 musical in which a young Shirley Temple ends up lost and alone in the city, but becomes part of a radio act. more...