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 // 4072 Articles
Blogs // 252 Articles

The 10 Best of ESPN's 30 for 30 | 2 Jan 2015 // 3:07 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 // 8:06 PM

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


Igor Brings Special Insights to 'Victor Frankenstein' | 25 Nov 2015 // 7:45 AM

The film makes clear its own debt to monster movie history, but it remains caught in a universe where its most obvious love story can't speak its name.

'Spotlight' Casts Its Gaze on Scandals Exposed and Stories Untold | 25 Nov 2015 // 7:15 AM

In pursuing the story of abuse in the Catholic Church, Spotlight is much like other films that celebrate journalists and the 14th Amendment.


'Cartel Land' Is a Never-Ending Story | 21 Jul 2015 // 7:05 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.

//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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