Catherine Hardwicke
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The Worst Films of 2011
9 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Nothing is more punishing than a bad movie. With these ten, 2011's torture was truly painful.

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008
10 Sep 2008 // 4:59 PM

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Trouble in Wonderland, or The Crisis of the Fairytale in Film
30 May 2011 // 4:00 PM

Live-action fairytale adaptations are more popular than ever, with Red Riding Hood just out and four others -- including two Snow Whites in the works. But film and the source texts do not effortlessly go together, and children emerge as the losers.

Twilight Takeover
7 Jan 2009 // 1:59 PM

The film is a successful adaptation of the book not only because Pattinson is so talented and dreamy, but also because Hardwicke knows a thing or two about filming adolescents.


'Red Riding Hood:' Overheated and Half-Baked
7 Jul 2011 // 3:59 PM

Red Riding Hood doesn’t have the teeth to bite into the thrumming subterranean eroticism lurking just beneath its overripe surface; but neither does it have the self-awareness (or self-confidence) to cross over the line into full blown kitsch.

'Red Riding Hood': What Happened to the Rabbit?
10 Mar 2011 // 9:40 PM

As the supernatural story is focused through Valerie's romantic travails, Red Riding Hood is mostly a jumble of clichés.


What Every Female Adolescent Craves - Implied Wolf Sex: 'Red Riding Hood'
10 Mar 2011 // 9:00 PM

Like listening to an alcoholic deadbeat dad read a knock-off version of the famed fable to his inattentive, angry offspring, Red Riding Hood is no fun.

Vamp-Ire: 'Twilight' vs 'Let the Right One In'
19 Nov 2008 // 2:52 PM

Blame Anne Rice. Blame her for being the literary stake in the original vampire's heart. If it wasn't for her spinster prose take on the


Despite Some Gains, Female Directors Still Face a Bleak Future in Hollywood
9 Nov 2015 // 5:15 AM

Once female directors get the job, the potential roadblocks to career advancement are numerous and varied and include studio expectations, the critical establishment and peer networks.

‘Twilight' descends at midnight Friday night
18 Mar 2009 // 1:38 AM

After months of hype and screaming fangirls and barrels of newspaper ink dumped on Robert Pattinson and "Twilight," there was bound to be some backlash.

//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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