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 // 4131 Articles
Blogs // 253 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

'Zero Days' Makes Clear: Innovation in Warfare Is Governed by Short-sightedness | 8 Jul 2016 // 11:00 AM

The US, so brilliantly networked, so technologically advanced, is "the most vulnerable nation on earth".

'The Purge: Election Year' and Its Institutional Monsters | 1 Jul 2016 // 9:30 AM

This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.

//Blogs

'Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story': North Korea's Bizarre Kidnappings | 9 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

“It’s unbelievable.” The first words spoken in Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story sum up the horror about to unfold.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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