Renée Scolaro Mora

Renée Scolaro Mora has been writing film and television reviews, interviews, and feature articles for PopMatters since its inception in 1999.

Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 86 Articles

Ethical Backbone: An Interview with 'A Better Life' Director Chris Weitz | 20 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

"The moment that you turn a camera on to a situation that is politically charged at all," Chris Weitz says,"Your film is going to be politicized in the minds of the people who watch it. And that’s okay."

Thomas Balmès Lingers Over His Babies With All the Dedication of a New Parent | 6 May 2010 // 4:00 PM

"In 90 minutes," says Thomas Balmès, "you cannot give a clear understanding on almost any subject. If you are doing so, most of the time you’re going be simplifying it. Raising questions, I think, that is a big achievement."


The Family in 'Strangerland' Is Lost in the Australian Desert | 10 Jul 2015 // 3:30 AM

Strangerland offers few clear-cut causes and effects. Rather, it considers broader themes, including the consequences of sexual repression and social secrecy.

'Self/Less' Gives Life Lessons for Rich People | 10 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM

Even if we give the protagonist his newly found joie de vivre a pass, what with him essentially being brought back from the dead and all, it's still pointless.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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