The PopMatters Summer Film Preview - June 2014 | 3 Jun 2014 // 8:14 PM

It's June. School's out, the kids are antsy, and Hollywood is serving up the spectacle. We'll get more Transformers, more Tom Cruise, more animated adventure, and a bit too much found footage.


‘Snowpiercer’ Encapsulates Class Warfare In a High-Speed Train | 28 Oct 2014 // 8:10 PM

By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened.


Short Ends and Leader's Best Movies of 2014 | 1 Jan 2015 // 3:58 AM

From brazen biopics to murky examinations of marriage, Short Ends and Leader's picks for 2014's best flicks are a compelling bunch.

Train in Vain: 'Snowpiercer' | 27 Jun 2014 // 12:00 AM

This is a terrific, dark dystopian nightmare mixed with flashes of Terry Gilliam-esque absurdity and the filmmaker's own fractured frame of reference.

//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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