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.

All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007 | 9 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.


Paprika | 26 Nov 2007 // 2:59 PM

Many say that Kon's work is anime for people who don't like anime. Certainly, Paprika is, among other things, a gateway to alternative animation.

//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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