Niels Arden Oplev
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The Best Female Film Performances of 2010
4 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010
2 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


'Under the Dome': Stephen King's Latest Mini-Series
23 Jun 2013 // 11:30 PM

Though sensationalist intrigues hold sway over the initial plot of Under the Dome, the gradual revelation of mysteries could well provide several seasons’ worth of dramatic interest.

'Unforgettable' Cribs from the Once Good Bits of Once Good Shows
20 Sep 2011 // 12:00 AM

It’s cute when Carrie can recite verbatim a lover’s angry sarcasm from nearly a decade before. But only the first time.


Bleak Noir: 'Dead Man Down'
8 Mar 2013 // 12:00 AM

(W)hat we have here is both foreign and familiar, yet another intriguing, if incomplete take on an age old Hollywood crime genre from someone far removed from it.

Getting to Noomi
18 Aug 2010 // 11:00 PM

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace, is and remains to this day the living embodiment of late author Stieg Larsson's troubled protagonist.

//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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