Michael Curtis Nelson
Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 86 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

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.

//Reviews

Revolvers, Redemption, and Yasujiro Ozu’s Silent Film Experimentation With Crime Drama | 4 May 2015 // 8:10 PM

Like Jean-Luc Godard and other French directors who were later influenced by the American crime film tradition, Japan's own Yasujiro Ozu made the genre his own.

'The Wild Angels' Lays Out the Rules of the Biker Film | 21 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM

Roger Corman's 1966 film is the storytelling legacy that works of cinema and television such as Sons of Anarchy draw from.

//Blogs

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.

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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