Up in the Air

The Best DVDs of 2010 | 5 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.

Oscar Afterglow, "American Century" and a War of Popular Cultures | 11 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

Oscars hopefuls Up in the Air and An Education offer different but complementary views on popular culture. "American Century" throws this neat paradigm into question.


Up in the Air | 11 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

Ryan Bingham spends over 300 days a year away from home, and loves it. Then two women come into his life and between the two of them, he questions his empty-backpack existence.

Up in the Air | 3 Dec 2009 // 10:41 PM

As these lessons all come together, the film's floaty, cool affect starts to come down to earth, the points and plot turning more conventional.


Slighting 'The Social Network' | 3 Jan 2011 // 11:00 PM

The Social Network keeps racking up Awards Season kudos. But that doesn't mean it will automatically win Best Picture... does it?

'Up in the Air' is First Class All the Way! | 18 Dec 2009 // 1:59 PM

Life is all about connections: the meet and greet; the interpersonal 'hook-up'; the professional (and private) networking that brings about common bonds, unbreakable attachments, and


Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 10:56 PM

The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract

Why the 2 Ryan Binghams? And other pressing Oscar questions | 12 Feb 2010 // 7:30 AM

Now that the Oscar nominations are out, we have three pressing questions that need answering. 1. This year an actor (George Clooney) is nominated for playing

//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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