The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


'Restless': The Tale of a Funeral Crashing Dropout with a Ghost for a Friend | 23 Sep 2011 // 12:00 AM

As in the death trilogy, Gus Van Sant uses the lack of strong incident in Restless to create a sense of real intimacy between his characters.


Coping with Grief Through Quirk: 'Restless' | 7 Oct 2011 // 2:00 AM

Working through its wistfulness with a leisurely likeability, Van Sant's latest is a weird little gem.

//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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