Bruce McDonald
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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008
27 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.


On Not Spoiling a 16-Year-Old Masterwork: 'Hard Core Logo: All Access Edition'
6 Dec 2012 // 4:10 PM

Logo contains a surprise, a moment of shock, that strikes me, both as an individual critic and as someone who teaches the film, as important to any initial viewing.

28 May 2009 // 10:08 PM

In Bruce McDonald's suitably weird zombie movie, the coin of the shock jock's own realm -- language -- is the source of all the trouble.


'Pontypool' Plays with the Notion of Truth, Terror
31 May 2009 // 4:49 AM

Language is a virus. William Burroughs made that sentiment popular, and post-modern cultural has made it Gospel. We thrive on the communicable nature of words,

//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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