Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

'Children of Men', 'Babel', 'Pan's Labyrinth', and the Mapping of the (Post)modern Global World | 1 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM

Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón -- the "Three Amigos" of Mexican cinema -- use their 2006 masterpieces to examine the global through the lens of the local.

Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007 | 24 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.


Pans Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006) | 11 Jan 2007 // 7:00 PM

As her belief in herself comes full circle, as she discovers her crucial mythological role as it exists alongside her role alongside her mother, Ofelia becomes more real than her gorgeous allegory can bear.

//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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