The Purge: Anarchy

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014 | 1 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM

We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.


'The Purge': Lawful, But Not Helpful | 6 Aug 2014 // 8:30 PM

By grounding the violence of his barely veiled speculative fiction in the here-and-now, James DeMonaco risks inciting an audience beyond the walls of the cinema.


'The Purge: Anarchy' Takes Aim at the One Percent | 18 Jul 2014 // 2:30 AM

The absurd extremes of this story have an expansive quality that leaves acres of room to explore its moral, political, and socioeconomic possibilities. But it doesn't.

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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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