Reconsidering the Oliver Stone Filmography | 24 Sep 2010 // 12:20 AM

As Oliver Stone's update to the Wall Street hits theatres, PopMatters is taking a look back at select works by the influential and thought-provoking director.


'Platoon': Choices, Lies, False Hopes and Spoiled Innocence of Another Era, Rather Like Our Own | 23 Jun 2011 // 4:00 PM

Although it's been said that Platoon is a war movie for people who hate war, it's better described as a war movie that questions the premises of every war film that came before -- and many that came after.

//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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