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Movies 2011: Out of the Past | 18 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2011 | 22 Sep 2011 // 10:56 PM

If we are to believe history, the majority of this year's Best Picture Nominees will come from among this eclectic list, featuring two films from the great Steven Spielberg.


'War Horse': Will the Cinematic Epic Suffer the Same Fate as the Venerable War Horse? | 2 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse celebrates the story of Joey, a miraculous horse who brings out the humanity in those he meets. The director also exalts the art of old-fashioned filmmaking and helps audiences understand the complexity of making an epic.


Guilds, Rape, and a Satanic Shocker | 10 Jan 2012 // 1:30 AM

David Fincher, Kim Novak, and the producers of The Devil Inside walk into an LA oxygen bar...


Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’ | 3 Feb 2012 // 12:35 AM

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.

//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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