David Charpentier
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David Charpentier is perpetually in graduate school, currently earning a MFA in Film Production at Boston University. He also likes to travel, ski, go to concerts and try new foods--if only he could afford to do those things. No kids, one lovely wife, two cats and a whole lot of student loans.

Features // 1 Articles
Columns // 17 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles

The Puppeteer of Suspense | 16 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM

No one likes being toyed with, but Hitchcock makes it clear that he is in control; he is directing us, influencing how we think and react to the situation at hand -- and we love him for it.


Trapped in a Car Driving Through the Desert with Abbas Kiarostami’s 'A Taste of Cherry' | 3 Dec 2013 // 8:30 PM

As civil liberties were absorbed by the religious state and exacting codes of conduct were implemented with brutal force in Iran, Kiarostami used his canvas to show hope to his countrymen.

What Is It About TV These Days? | 8 Sep 2013 // 9:30 PM

Can it still be called television if there's no network? Or even no actual, physical television?


In '300: Rise of Empire' We See How Xerxes Became That Bald, Pierced Badass | 24 Jun 2014 // 1:00 AM

If 300 is the cinematic equivalent of a video game, then 300: Rise of an Empire, is at water level: murky, awkward and not nearly as fun.

In 'The Lego Movie' We All Happily Exceed the Recommended Age Limit | 18 Jun 2014 // 1:00 AM

There’s a dualist philosophy here between following instructions and letting creativity reign.

//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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