Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008 | 12 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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.


Persepolis | 7 Jul 2008 // 5:00 PM

This story reaches across barriers in language and experience to viewers who have never suffered exile.

Persepolis | 2 Jan 2008 // 8:13 PM

Personal and political history is delivered with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy (Marjane lies in bed, the "camera" hovering overhead as she declares herself a communist after learning her grandfather was jailed for same).


Daughter of the revolution tells her animated tale in 'Persepolis' | 16 Jan 2008 // 8:29 PM

Writer, artist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi grew up in Iran, living through the Shah's regime, the revolution that overthrew him, and the establishment of the

//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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