A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007 | 10 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.


The Cost of Success: When Lives Intersect With Fame | 25 Mar 2012 // 5:00 PM

The Swell Season is one of the most intimate fly-on-the-wall peeks at the effects of stardom on two people at two very different points in their lives. It’s arguably the most accomplished music documentary of its kind since D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.


Once | 6 Jan 2008 // 2:59 PM

A bittersweet but subtle musical, Once is well worth watching on DVD.

Once (2006) | 1 Jun 2007 // 12:01 AM

Once celebrates the complexity of artistry and relationships, using methods as remarkably simple as they are effective.

//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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