Bruce Robinson
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Part 4: Challenging Convention
20 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.


'The Rum Diary' Misses Thompson's Language
28 Oct 2011 // 12:30 AM

A literal-mindedness about Hunter S. Thompson's metaphors infuses the film: scary Puerto Rican natives threaten Paul and Salas during their wild nights, rich white men look overstuffed in their wicker chair.

'Withnail and I': A Pair of Quadruple Whiskies and Another Pair of Pints, Please
2 Sep 2010 // 4:10 PM

What other film has both found its way onto many best-of lists and also inspired a drinking game?


This Sampling of 'Rum' is Intoxicating
28 Oct 2011 // 2:15 AM

The Rum Diary is an overheated, heartfelt tribute. It's celluloid strained through a homemade still and fermented until near toxicity

//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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