The Best Male Film Performances of 2011 | 17 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


'Warrior': Join Me In the fight for This Brilliant Film’s Deserved Immortality | 5 Jan 2012 // 3:02 PM

Like the fighters it depicts, Warrior comes out of nowhere to take the title.

'Warrior': What Masculinity Entails, These Days | 8 Sep 2011 // 10:45 PM

Warrior hits the screen as Greek tragedy manqué, a saga of economic recession and mixed martial arts.

//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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