Francis Lawrence
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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.


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.


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

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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