David Ayer
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview: October 2014
3 Oct 2014 // 5:15 AM

Awards season starts in earnest with several titles vying for a place among the best of's and critic's choices. We'll get a few scares, shocks, and laughs out of these films.

//Reviews

'End of Watch': Cameras Everywhere
21 Sep 2012 // 1:30 AM

This intimate relationship is riveting, in part because of the many encounters Brian and Mike have with horrifying and astounding violence, but mostly because they spend so much time together, talking and not talking about what they see and do.

Street Kings
10 Apr 2008 // 9:36 PM

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.

//Blogs

'Fury' Offers an Authentic Look at Life During Wartime
17 Oct 2014 // 5:00 AM

It's the brutality of Saving Private Ryan without the jingoistic flag-waving, the one-two punch of Clint Eastwood's Greatest Generation epics sans the strident moralizing.

And Then There Was Nonsense: 'Sabotage'
28 Mar 2014 // 3:10 AM

Sabotage won't set any new standards, but it's a serviceable entertainment for those who don't mind being misled.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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