Michael Curtis Nelson
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//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

The Complicated Story of Race and Rock 'n' Roll in the '60s | 14 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

In Just Around Midnight, Jack Hamilton explains what happened over the course of the '60s that turned rock 'n' roll white.

'The Rhapsodes': When an Aesthetic Approach to Film Criticism Was Novel | 16 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the '40s it was a daring thing to champion film. These four critics did just that, and did it very well.

//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.

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//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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