Mike Binder
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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview
1 Mar 2007 // 2:00 PM

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.


'Black or White' Doesn't Explore Gray Areas
30 Jan 2015 // 2:51 AM

In reducing the complexity of its characters, Black or White boils down complex racial dynamics to worn-out tropes, like the "well-meaning white guy".

Reign Over Me (2007)
22 Mar 2007 // 11:29 PM

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.


Mike Binder's 'Reign Over Me' came out of 9/11
24 Mar 2007 // 10:13 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- Like most everyone, director Mike Binder knows exactly where he was on 9/11. Unlike most of us, though, he didn't witness it on

//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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