John Erick Dowdle
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The PopMatters Summer Film Preview: August 2014
31 Jul 2014 // 1:23 AM

There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City.

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010
3 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.


Owen Wilson Plays the Hapless American in 'No Escape'
28 Aug 2015 // 3:12 AM

Again and again, No Escape shows that this is not how the clueless American planned for things to "work out", that he's a victim.

'Devil': Looking for Ideas
19 Sep 2010 // 11:06 PM

Spooked by what he sees, Ramirez goes on to offer, via a lot of voiceover narration, what he knows about the devil based on tales his grandmother used to tell.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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