The Purge: Anarchy

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014 | 1 Jul 2014 // 9:14 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 // 9:30 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 // 3:30 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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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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