White Material

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 French Director's Unique Voice Comes Through Loud and Clear in 'The Claire Denis Collection' | 21 Mar 2013 // 5:10 PM

Spanning the period between 1988-2009, these four Claire Denis films represent some of the best of the world cinema genre.

An Inextricable Cultural Tangle in 'White Material' | 1 May 2011 // 3:59 PM

Claire Denis is a seriously talented filmmaker, to be sure – her past work has been exceptionally interesting, and her ability to place the viewer at the centre of the action is astounding – but White Material is a deeply disappointing misfire.

//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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