The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2011 | 22 Sep 2011 // 10:56 PM

If we are to believe history, the majority of this year's Best Picture Nominees will come from among this eclectic list, featuring two films from the great Steven Spielberg.


His Eyes Are Clear and Bright, But He's Not There: 'Coriolanus' | 19 Jun 2012 // 5:10 PM

When you’ve been covered in blood and gore -- literally, as at many points Coriolanus is drenched from his shaved head down -- it’s hard to swallow bullshit, let alone spew it.

Ralph Fiennes' Directorial Debut 'Coriolanus' Shows Shakespeare's Continued Relevance | 2 Dec 2011 // 7:00 AM

In this version of Coriolanus, the battlefield is bleakly urban. As Martius makes his way from one point of brutal violence to a next, as he presses forward during an early combat scene, he is daunting from every angle.


Ralph Fiennes does the Bard modern, military | 15 Feb 2012 // 11:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA — Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” is not your typical toga-and-sandals Shakespeare. It’s camouflage-and-combat boots Shakespeare, it’s gritty, it’s graffitied. Although the actor and

//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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