Francis Lawrence
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The PopMatters Fall Film Preview - November 2014
6 Nov 2014 // 4:09 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 // 3:00 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.


40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 4:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.


'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2': Jennifer Lawrence Is the Best Female Action Legend
20 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Katniss is her own savior. She's also a hero for a demographic that sorely needs one.

The Odds Are Ever in Its Favor: ‘Mockingjay - Part 1’
9 Mar 2015 // 8:10 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.


He may no longer be fresh, but Will Smith remains a prince
16 Dec 2007 // 10:35 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

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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