Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters Film and TV Editor

Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.

Features // 151 Articles
Reviews // 4034 Articles
Blogs // 251 Articles
//Features

The 10 Best of ESPN's 30 for 30 | 2 Jan 2015 // 4:07 AM

On the occasion of 30 for 30's fifth anniversary, ESPN Films has released a 100-Film Gift Set. And on that occasion, a list of the 10 best 30 for 30 films.. so far.

The Best Documentaries of 2014 | 31 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

As the best of 2014's documentaries find new ways to tell stories, they are also the year's best films.

//Reviews

'Listen to Me Marlon' Makes It Clear That for Marlon Brando, Acting Was Surviving | 30 Jul 2015 // 5:00 AM

Marlon Brando's face offers various sorts of "stages", as he puts it, acting as a character or asserting a truth, showing that he is cocky or wounded or fearful.

Sex, Lies, and Uprising in 'A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile' | 29 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM

This film raises questions about truth and fiction in documentary, and questions regarding other sorts of storytelling, in news, social media, and political movements.

//Blogs

'Cartel Land' Is a Never-Ending Story | 21 Jul 2015 // 8:05 AM

Beautifully filmed and fiercely evocative, this first encounter in Cartel Land, now open in select US theaters, sets in motion any number of complications.

'Out in the Night': Visibility As Survival Strategy | 22 Jun 2015 // 8:03 AM

Out in the Night also argues for visibility, for being out, for claiming an identity and especially, the right to have that identity.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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