Rob Marshall
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PopMatters Film Preview: December 2014
5 Dec 2014 // 6:44 AM

This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009
5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


There Aren't Many Reasons to Go 'Into the Woods'
23 Mar 2015 // 8:10 PM

Die-hard Sondheim fans may enjoy this adaptation, but the rest of the world should revisit Chicago and wonder why Marshall hasn’t been able to capture that film’s magic since.

The Woods Are Crawling With Metaphors in Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'
22 Dec 2014 // 6:00 AM

Disney’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s ironic fairy tale musical keeps the master’s gorgeous melodies, knowing lyrics, and finger wagging intact.


Lowest Common Depp-nominator: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
24 Oct 2011 // 11:45 PM

Nothing gels here. Depp dandies around, making his mark whenever he is onscreen, while the rest of the cast struggle to find the right rhythm.

Blame Canada (or the Rest of the World, More Accurately)
6 Jul 2011 // 6:31 AM

With Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, we end up with a surreal situation in which a bad movie, carefully marketed and manipulated (thanks to past successes), ends up making a billion dollars at the box office...

//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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