Michael Curtis Nelson
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Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in 'Buffy' | 13 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM

The implied pedagogical theories undergirding both Buffy and Giles's guidance of her evince a particularly American pragmatic understanding of the learning process.

'Blackmail' and the Birth of the British Talkies | 13 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM

Originally conceived as a silent film, Blackmail was quickly converted to sound, making it the first British talkie. To accommodate theaters that were not equipped for sound, it was reissued as a silent film. The differences in the two versions are here compared.


There's No Resting in Peace in Roger Corman's 'Premature Burial' | 28 Jul 2015 // 8:10 PM

So burdened is Ray Milland by the trappings of horror convention that you marvel he doesn’t smother on the spot, even though he is safely above ground.

'A Year in Champagne' Is All Fruit and No Acidity | 1 Jun 2015 // 8:09 PM

There's plenty of dazzle but little depth in this champagne documentary.


Just Say Nooo!: ‘Contact’ | 15 Dec 2010 // 6:00 PM

It’s always impressive when a director can imbue silverware with horror.

Johnny Flynn, 10 November 2010 - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio | 21 Nov 2010 // 11:02 PM

The sound of a room full of 20-year-olds singing “when you’re dead” over and over again, while Flynn provided harmony, made for an exhilarating end to an unforgettable evening.

//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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