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Friday, October 4 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2013

October sees the arrival of several Oscar contenders, including the story of astronauts trapped in space, a free man sold into slavery, an American boat captain vs. Somali pirates, and another skipper alone against the elements. Toss in the usual commercial suspects and you've got quite a movie month.


Reviews

Friday, October 18 2013

'Carrie's' Mother Loves Her, and So Proceeds to Save Her by Destroying Her, Slowly

As mom holds a large gleaming knife over her infant, gooey little Carrie opens her eyes and re-seals her own terrible fate.


Wednesday, August 6 2008

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.


Friday, March 28 2008

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

As the charismatic protagonist in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, Brandon embodies the ongoing dilemma of masculine identity. This dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that, when you see him riding that pickup truck, some fifteen minutes into the film, you already know that 18-year-old Brandon's efforts to act like a boy are complicated by the fact that he is, biologically speaking, a girl, born Teena Brandon.


News

Sunday, March 23 2008

'Boys Don't Cry' director changes course with Iraq War drama 'Stop-Loss'

There wasn't much on director Kimberly Peirce's resume to suggest she would be the ideal filmmaker to take a shot at making an Iraq War


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