The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014 | 1 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM

We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.


Still Life: The Portrait of Time in 'Boyhood' | 16 Apr 2015 // 8:30 PM

Boyhood sets itself the daunting task of reflecting the breadth of a human adolescence, but it instead reveals that it is in life's minutia that we find the most meaning.

'Boyhood' and the Transcendence of the Everyday | 6 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

Boyhood returns to the view that originated with Italian Neorealism: documenting everyday life is the biggest spectacle one could capture on film.


PopTalk: The 2015 Academy Award Nominations | 20 Feb 2015 // 9:00 AM

PopTalk is a new podcast on PopMatters that casts its gaze on exciting developments in culture and the arts. In this first installment, we examine the 2015 Oscar nominees, and the broken rules of the institution that is the Academy.

Short Ends and Leader's Best Movies of 2014 | 1 Jan 2015 // 3:58 AM

From brazen biopics to murky examinations of marriage, Short Ends and Leader's picks for 2014's best flicks are a compelling bunch.


The ‘Boyhood’ Awards Season Campaign Comes of Age, Delicately | 9 Dec 2014 // 6:06 AM

NEW YORK — Hanging on the wall of IFC Films’ President Jonathan Sehring’s office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair.

Ethan Hawke on life, films and experimenting | 19 Nov 2014 // 9:35 AM

If you think you’ve had an eventful year, consider the one Ethan Hawke is having. Since 2014 began, Hawke has unveiled the 12-year epic “Boyhood,”

//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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