David Ayer
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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.


Someone Needs to Stop 'Suicide Squad' Before It Kills Again
5 Aug 2016 // 5:36 AM

Suicide Squad forgoes interesting characters and engaging plotlines in favor of faux nihilism and flat one-liners.

'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.


'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

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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