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The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010 | 2 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


'Henry's Crime' is a Crime of Omission | 18 Sep 2011 // 3:59 PM

Hardly anybody saw Henry's Crime in theaters, but this little film is perfect for home viewing.

'The Kids Are All Right' Brims With the Beauty and Wonder of Normalcy | 14 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM

Hollywood’s family films are rarely credited for understated and incisive observations on domestic relations. It is, therefore, such a relief that Lisa Cholodenko’s (High Art, Laurel Canyon) latest does not yield to either temptation.


Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 2:50 AM

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.

A Bunch of Blu 5 | 21 Nov 2010 // 8:00 PM

On the high-def agenda this time around: The Last Airbender, Salon Kitty, The Wiz, Charlie St. Cloud, and The Kids Are All Right.


The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood | 23 Feb 2011 // 1:30 AM

LOS ANGELES — David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he

''The Kids Are All Right' producer enjoys Oscar race | 10 Feb 2011 // 2:22 AM

DETROIT — Gary Gilbert says he didn't foresee during the making of "The Kids Are All Right" that the film would get several Academy Award nominations

//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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