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Thursday, September 1 2011

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011

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).


Friday, September 16 2011

Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs' Remake, In Which Girls Suffer

Straw Dogs finds a way to blame not only David, and the sweaty men he wants to be and fears at the same time, but also, emphatically, the women who make the men this way.

Tuesday, October 26 2004

Straw Dogs (2004)

Perhaps David's decision is heroic, given the circumstances, but the accumulated images of his passivity remind the viewer that better choices.


Thursday, September 15 2011

'Straw' vs. 'Straw'

Sam Peckinpah had politics - national and gender - on his mind when he made his movie. Rod Lurie just has a few pretty faces.


Wednesday, September 21 2011

Are rednecks in ‘Straw Dogs’ an insult to Mississippi?

My family is from all over the South — Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Chapel Hill — so I’m always quick to defend the region against nasty cultural

Thursday, September 15 2011

Rod Lurie remakes classic ‘Straw Dogs’ for a new generation

MIAMI — Rod Lurie, director of the politically charged dramas “Deterrence,” “The Contender” and “Nothing But the Truth,” has spent plenty of time in the hot

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