The Thorn in the Heart (L’épine dans le coeur)

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.


The Thorn in the Heart (L'épine dans le coeur) | 1 Apr 2010 // 10:08 PM

The film watches mother and son looking back, their interconnected but also disparate processes made visible in interviews, home movies, and reenactments.

//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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