Articles tagged paula patton

Precious and Lee Daniels: State of the Race

In adapting author Sapphire's difficult novel for the screen, director Lee Daniels is helping change the way spectators view African American women by deploying stereotypes and then exploding them.

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‘Mirrors’ Reflects Aja’s Rising Star

If we weren’t already aware of Hollywood’s brain dead inability to fashion such a conspiracy, one would swear that Tinsel Town was out

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18 Aug 2008 // 2:00 AM


While Ben's (Kiefer Sutherland) bouncing between selves is distracting, it's not nearly so irksome as Mirrors' general incoherence.

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1 Aug 2008 // 1:55 AM

Swing Vote

Swing Vote's satire is consistently unsurprising, even if it's warranted.

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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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21 Nov 2006 // 5:19 PM

Déjà Vu (2006)

The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.

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25 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Idlewild (2006)

Percy's a mortician, aware of the ways that bodies can be disfigured and rearranged, how life and death are performances for audiences.

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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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