The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2014 | 2 May 2014 // 2:06 AM

It's that time of the year again. Time for the days to get longer and hotter and the moviegoing experience more complicated and chaotic.


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Pawel Pawlikowski's frosty drama, although perhaps too simple for its own good, elevates strong emotional connections from an entirely chilly exterior.


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When Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) leaves the convent to meet her only living relative, nothing she has learned from the nuns has prepared her to meet


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When it comes to the Oscar endgame — winning, losing or just being in the running — it’s all about the numbers: the votes cast, promotion

//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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