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Features

Tuesday, September 1 2009

Explainers: Back to the '50's and Up to the Present

Jules Feiffer's groundbreaking Village Voice comics delivered a satirical take on current events and paved the way for many contemporary strips.


Reviews

Thursday, May 1 2014

D.W. Griffith's Cinematic Continuity Influences the Danish Classic, 'Master of the House'

Carl Theodor Dreyer's mastery of film technique makes Master of the House (1925) rewarding viewing today.


Wednesday, April 30 2014

Kenneth More's 'Father Brown' Gives a Us Reassuring Voice of Reason and Moderation

Father Brown, in his 1974 television series incarnation, assures viewers that wisdom lies in moderation, not revolution.


Monday, March 10 2014

An American Basketballer in Iran

The Iran Job follows a season in the life of Kevin Sheppard and offers a window into daily life in Iran.


Wednesday, February 12 2014

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a Well-Made BBC Biopic

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West capture the emotional truth of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's relationship in the BBC biopic, Burton and Taylor.


Monday, December 23 2013

'Mea Maxima Culpa' Exposes the Catholic Church's Most Grievous Sin

Although abuse had been regularly covered since the '90s, Gibney’s film delivers convincing proof that the Vatican had known about it for decades, and refused to take action against the offending priests.


Melvin Monster [10.Aug.09]

Blogs

Wednesday, December 2 2009

Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation

Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation - New Press [$22.95]


Saturday, August 29 2009

Back to the '50's and up to the present

Jules Feiffer's groundbreaking Village Voice comics delivered a satirical take on current events and paved the way for contemporary strips like Tom Tomorrow’s “This Modern World” and David Rees’ “Get Your War On”. This week's Iconographies focuses on The Explainers the recent collection of Feiffer's Village Voice comics.


Thursday, August 6 2009

Tony Hillerman: People of Darkness


Tony Hillerman: A Thief of Time (Re:Print) [16.Jul.09]
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