Rob Cohen
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Blogs // 4 Articles

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October
4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008
30 Apr 2008 // 4:59 PM

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


'The Boy Next Door' Is Wrong, but It Feels So Good
27 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

Like a musical, The Boy Next Door often asks us to suspend our disbelief and take a ridiculous ride to an absurd place -- in this case, a place where first editions of The Iliad actually exist.

Cougar Copulates With Crazy in the Ludicrous 'The Boy Next Door'
26 Jan 2015 // 5:15 AM

This loopy and stupid film promises eros and instead delivers an earache.


The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015
5 May 2015 // 7:21 AM

January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

(Why) Alex (Can't) Cross (Over)
22 Oct 2012 // 12:50 AM

Tyler Perry has no established persona. He's not a star, per se. He's a brand. An industry. A debated media topic... but he's not a star in the true sense of the word.

//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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