Terrence Butcher
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Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' | 26 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.

Bridging the Gap: An Interview with Salvador Santana | 28 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM

A man of his times, Salvador Santana's sound has a difficult-to-quantify coolness that attracts his Generation Y peers, yet its gentle chug-chug beats aren't likely to alienate older Gen Xers or even their Boomer parents. He talks to PopMatters about his latest album, his self-image as an artist, and the indirect influences his famous father has had on his musical journey.


Twilight of the Toffs: 'Brideshead Revisited' | 21 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited can be considered a requiem for the days of Empire and the unyielding class structure that governed British life pre-World War II.


Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 | 23 Jul 2015 // 6:42 AM

The Los Angeles Film Festival continues to lean in amongst a decidely crowded festival market.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2014 | 20 Nov 2014 // 5:18 AM

Unlike Sundance Channel or IFC, Turner Classic Movies' original manifesto remains as solid as Gibraltar.


New Urbanism Film Festival 2014: American Makeover + Power to the Pedals + Trainsforming America | 22 Sep 2015 // 3:30 AM

The New Urbanism Film Festival looks at how America might become more modern – by turning back to the better aspects of its past.

It's 'Heroes' Meets 'Saw' in 'All Superheroes Must Die' | 5 Feb 2013 // 4:00 AM

A midnight movie for comic book shop-loitering geeks?

//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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