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Unbecoming Woman: 'Dark Phoenix' and the Dethronement of the Wealthy White Male Hero

Dark Phoenix makes it clear that the X-Men, as socio-political commentary, must take their own metaphor more seriously and evolve, already.

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Jung and the Restless: On Michael Fassbender's Role as Carl Jung in 'A Dangerous Method'

PopMatters has been counting down the days until David Cronenberg's newest film, A Dangerous Method hits theaters. Today it arrives in limited release and in the last piece of this cinematic puzzle, actor Michael Fassbender, talks to Christopher Sweetapple for the grand finalé.

Christopher Sweetapple
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Adapting the Unconscious: Christopher Hampton's Screenplay of 'A Dangerous Method'

Lauded screenwriter Christopher Hampton speaks with David Lee Dallas III about adapting his own stage play.

David Lee Dallas III
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The Hunter and The Hunted: Keira Knightley Explores Duality in 'A Dangerous Method'

A Dangerous Method's Best Actress hopeful Keira Knightley speaks with PopMatters about playing the unsung feminist heroine of psychoanalysis, Sabina Spielrein, for David Cronenberg.

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Revelations and Resurrections: David Cronenberg on 'A Dangerous Method'

On the second day of our five-part interview series on A Dangerous Method, we talk with director David Cronenberg about Freud and Jung as heroes, the horrors of World War One and the reality of hysteria, among many other interesting things.

Christopher Sweetapple
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The Deliberate Method of Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud in 'A Dangerous Method'

Today PopMatters begins a five-part countdown until the November 23 release of David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. Today Stuart Henderson recounts his meeting with Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen.

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All the Better for All the Fassbending Going on: 'X-Men: First Class'

With so many characters shoved in, it's no surprise that only a select few have any emotional lift. That said, the ones that do -- especially the ones played by Michael Fassbender -- prove to be powerfully intriguing.

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Hunger

The focus of Hunger is emphatically the death of Bobby Sands, specifically, what happens to his body, viewed from a tragic outside and, to an imaginative extent, a determined inside.

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Three Hundred

300's penchant for drama and exaggeration is proof that a far-reaching vision and hyperbole can come together to tell a much better story than one based purely on historical facts.

Marisa LaScala
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Spartan Spectators

The earnestness of 300 assaults reality so effectively that it ends up destroying myth.

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Hex - The Complete First Season

Hex is more than just raging hormones and gothic clichés.

Jack Patrick Rodgers
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300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron

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