The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2013 | 4 Oct 2013 // 1:34 AM

October sees the arrival of several Oscar contenders, including the story of astronauts trapped in space, a free man sold into slavery, an American boat captain vs. Somali pirates, and another skipper alone against the elements. Toss in the usual commercial suspects and you've got quite a movie month.

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six | 24 Jun 2012 // 5:10 PM

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...


'Carrie's' Mother Loves Her, and So Proceeds to Save Her by Destroying Her, Slowly | 18 Oct 2013 // 2:20 AM

As mom holds a large gleaming knife over her infant, gooey little Carrie opens her eyes and re-seals her own terrible fate.

//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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