The Worst Films of 2012 | 23 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (July) | 2 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

It's a battle of the box office biggest superheros as July sees Batman take on a new webslinger for artistic and commercial bragging rights.


'Savages': Middling and Sometimes Maddening | 6 Jul 2012 // 12:00 AM

Given Oliver Stone’s professional but hardly satisfying efforts of late, it's good to see him turn out a movie with some stylistic verve and brief glimpses of his circa-'90s pulpy weirdness.


With 'Savages' Stone Stumbles...Again | 5 Jul 2012 // 9:00 PM

Flawed at the center and successfully spreading such failure out among the rest of the elements, Savages is a legitimate letdown from an artist who's, apparently, past his prime.

//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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