The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 5:00 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).
'Straw Dogs' Searches for Human Nature but Finds Only Misogyny | 2 Aug 2017 // 4:30 AM
The iconic value of Sam Peckinpah's filmic capture of human depravity doesn't outweigh its tired nihilism and especially its misogyny.
Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs' Remake, In Which Girls Suffer | 16 Sep 2011 // 2:35 AM
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.
'Straw' vs. 'Straw' | 15 Sep 2011 // 8:00 AM
Sam Peckinpah had politics - national and gender - on his mind when he made his movie. Rod Lurie just has a few pretty faces.
Are rednecks in ‘Straw Dogs’ an insult to Mississippi? | 21 Sep 2011 // 6:30 AM
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
Rod Lurie remakes classic ‘Straw Dogs’ for a new generation | 15 Sep 2011 // 3:30 AM
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