Killing Them Softly

Films Facing Reality in 2012 | 13 Jan 2013 // 6:00 PM

The only movie of 2012 that makes a strong case for America being a cohesive social body with moral purpose binding it together is Lincoln. For those keeping track, that film is set 147 years ago.

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


A Loud, Clear Voice Comes Through in 'Killing Them Softly' | 24 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM

Bravo to Brad Pitt and Andrew Dominik for making a film that no one likes. Really.

'Killing Them Softly': Brad Pitt as Another Smart Guy | 29 Nov 2012 // 10:42 PM

Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter.


Killing Them Softly: An Interview with Andrew Dominik | 5 Dec 2012 // 1:00 AM

Andrew Dominik shows a penchant for depicting the lives of criminals whose fame was essential to who they were as human beings.

"F" Marks the Flop | 3 Dec 2012 // 4:00 AM

Brad Pitt's latest earns one of the lowest ratings ever from audience polling service Cinemascore. So what does it mean?

//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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