Articles tagged eric balfour

Why Marcus Nispel Should Direct Every Horror Remake

Do few genre filmmakers “get it” that when a true artisan comes along, their presence can be initially perplexing - especially when he or she

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25 Oct 2008 // 7:00 AM

Hell Ride (2008)

Can a DVD alter your perception on a film? Perhaps the bigger question is, should it? When you walk out of a theater, disappointed or

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Grindhouse Wannabe More ‘Hell’ than ‘Ride’

There is is a big difference between legitimate cool and faked cool. The real thing is hard to define and rather ephemeral. It exudes off

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM


If you wonder whether the rookie lawyer will stick with his grim new gig, you must not know much about TV pilots.

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13 Feb 2006 // 2:00 PM

Lie With Me (2006)

Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.

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12 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sex, Love & Secrets

The atrocious new UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets fails to drum up the slightest distinction even to be a guilty pleasure.

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20 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM


Bank robbers gloated that by the time HMPD arrived, they'd be '...halfway to Maui,' as if there are no cops on the Valley Isle.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

One by one, the kids wander inside the Terrible Place, and all but one can't escape.

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18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Secondhand Lions (2003)

The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.

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4 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Veritas: The Quest

Father-son dynamics are the driving dramatic force of Veritas.

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//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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