Enough with the Biopic: A Re-Examination of Cinema’s Least Interesting Genre | 4 Jan 2015 // 11:59 PM

Life-spanning biopics are still the ultimate Oscar bait in 2014. Here’s hoping that no one will be biting in the future.

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview - November 2014 | 6 Nov 2014 // 4:09 AM

November 2014 offers up standard award seasons fare, a couple of cool indies, and five horror films that, according to the calendar, are a bit past their celebration sell-by date.


'Foxcatcher' Is a True Story About a False World | 17 Dec 2014 // 4:00 AM

For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated.

'Foxcatcher' Is Another Tale of Men Being Men | 22 Nov 2014 // 4:21 AM

None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves.


The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader's Annual Film Awards | 18 Feb 2015 // 3:54 AM

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.

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.


‘Foxcatcher’ director Bennett Miller examines real life | 4 Dec 2014 // 6:20 AM

In three intense dramas, Bennett Miller has examined real life with pinpoint accuracy. In 2005 he made “Capote,” examining the moral costs of Truman Capote’s

'Foxcatcher' Is a Gripping Story of Seduction, Rejection, and Murder | 14 Nov 2014 // 5:52 AM

Foxcatcher is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally

//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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