Scott Cooper
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The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013
6 Dec 2013 // 1:35 AM

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.

Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal
10 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.


Johnny Depp Plays a Monster in 'Black Mass'
18 Sep 2015 // 5:30 AM

Gangster Jimmy (Depp) is less deviant than representative, here; an embodiment of the delusions that drive institutions.

Christian Bale Is Gaunt and Tough in 'Out of the Furnace'
5 Dec 2013 // 2:30 AM

Russell's life-changing drunk driving accident, which sends him to prison, is rendered in a slash of harsh sound and illegible wreckage: from now on, you know, his options only dwindle.


'Out of the Furnace' and Into the Mire
6 Dec 2013 // 10:00 AM

Nothing about this movie feels or plays original. It lifts from better offerings and often mimics the post-modern noirs that became prevalent in the '70s and '90s.

//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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