August: Osage County

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.


The Pressure Cooker of 'August: Osage County' Explodes with Talent | 7 Apr 2014 // 8:15 PM

During a brittle August, the battle for familial control flares when Barbara confronts her iron-willed mother in the aftermath of a family crisis. If only they didn’t have to be so loud about it.

Meryl Streep Reigns in 'August: Osage County' | 24 Dec 2013 // 3:00 AM

Addled by pills and rage, Violet (Meryl Streep) turns the requisite family dinner into a tour-de-force of belittling spitefulness.

//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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