Charles Laughton
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The Best DVDs of 2010
5 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.

Part 1: Pure Classicism
17 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


'The Night of the Hunter' Is a Sophisticated, Artistic Depiction of Good vs. Evil
13 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

The Night of the Hunter's iconicity is largely due to its genre-defying dialectical properties that bring together the edgy with the earnest, a blending of styles ahead of its time.


The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors
15 Apr 2015 // 4:00 AM

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

//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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