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.


What Makes 'Argo' Really Worth Watching? | 17 Feb 2013 // 9:10 PM

No one knew exactly how this operation was set up, who managed it, and what was needed to execute it. Making up the film's middle 40 minutes or so, this aspect of Argo is intriguing and sporadically humorous.

'Argo': Acting to Survive | 12 Oct 2012 // 1:00 AM

When Tony (Ben Affleck) lands in Tehran and trains the frightened Americans to play their parts as a Canadian film crew, Argo compares the ruses run by governments and movie studios.


Five Pop Culture Notes on 'Argo' | 24 Feb 2013 // 10:30 PM

I'll jot down five details for pop culture connosseurs that occurred to me while watching the new DVD.

'Argo' F-Yourself, Oscar! | 4 Feb 2013 // 3:00 AM

In what many pundits believe is an indictment of the Academy's recent snub of Argo helmer Ben Affleck, the Director's Guild of America has honored the film, and its maker, with its 2013 recognition as the year's best.


For ‘Argo,’ Mission Complete | 24 Feb 2013 // 11:05 PM

Blowing past the distant Civil War history of “Lincoln” and the more controversial recent history of “Zero Dark Thirty,” director and star Ben Affleck’s

‘Argo,’ ‘Lincoln’ Spare No Expense in Oscar Best Picture Race | 19 Feb 2013 // 11:35 PM

Forget about the price of gasoline: The real skyrocketing expense this year is the Oscar race. With two deep-pocketed studios locked into one of the

//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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