Francis Lawrence
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//Features

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview - November 2014
6 Nov 2014 // 5:09 AM

November 2014 offers up standard award seasons fare, a couple of cool indies, and five horror films that, according to the calendar, are a bit past their celebration sell-by date.

I Am Obama: The American Imagination and the New Black Hero
24 Feb 2008 // 4:00 PM

If Americans are willing to believe that the former Fresh Prince of West Philly can save the world all by himself, then there is a possibility that a black man may be the next president of the United States.

//Reviews

The Odds Are Ever in Its Favor: ‘Mockingjay - Part 1’
9 Mar 2015 // 9:10 PM

Mockingjay -- Part 1 proves that a stellar cast and some meaningful direction can take a dreary storyline and turn it into the ultimate penultimate film.

In 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1', Propaganda Wins
21 Nov 2014 // 6:40 AM

This penultimate installment of The Hunger Games film saga is all about perception, the film frequently has you watch someone watching someone while being watched by someone.

//News

He may no longer be fresh, but Will Smith remains a prince
16 Dec 2007 // 11:35 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Back in the early 1990s, just as Will Smith was making the transition from rapper to television star with "The Fresh

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//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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