A Scanner Darkly

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 | 10 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


A Scanner Darkly (2006) | 6 Jul 2006 // 9:25 AM

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

A Scanner Darkly (2006) | 6 Jul 2006 // 9:23 AM

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

//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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