Thomas Britt
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Associate Professor of Film and Video Studies at George Mason University.

Features // 23 Articles
Columns // 28 Articles
Reviews // 93 Articles
Blogs // 49 Articles
//Features

The Narrative of the 'Halloween' Saga Gets Confused Over Time | 17 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point.

Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure' | 4 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together.

//Columns

The Ethics of Death-Defying Media | 26 Apr 2015 // 8:30 PM

Furious 7's path to the screen is emblematic of the ways in which film and other media defy (and define) death as images develop lives of their own.

That's Entertainment? Sold Into Bondage for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' | 19 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM

Network and cable programming both demonstrate overwhelming irresponsibility and contradiction concerning depictions of sexual violence and abuse.

//Reviews

Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of the Best Show | 23 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM

Numero Group’s 16-disc box set of phone calls featuring Scharpling & Wurster is both the sort of product that might have been lampooned on The Best Show on WFMU as well as a great monument to their first, weird era together.

Philip Selway: Weatherhouse | 9 Nov 2014 // 8:04 PM

Philip Selway's Weatherhouse is a somewhat more confident-sounding album from a songwriter no longer saddled with the weight of first impressions.

//Blogs

2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photos) | 16 Jun 2014 // 6:45 AM

The tenth annual Nelsonville Music Festival took place from May 29 to June 1.

The Tenth Annual Nelsonville Music Festival - A PopMatters Interview | 15 May 2014 // 5:10 AM

The 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival will feature performances by the Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr., the Head and the Heart, Jason Isbell, and many others.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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