David Lean
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Exploring the Morality of Romance within 'Brief Encounter', 60 Years On
5 Nov 2015 // 8:00 PM

If rom-coms are the easiest way to zippily engage with the caprices of love and still find a happy ending, then romantic tragedies show the extent to which love can be ruinous, challenging, and largely unfulfilling.

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.


Victims of the Machine Inhabit 'A Passage to India'
20 Jun 2013 // 5:10 PM

All the characters are in thrall to their institutions, whether they be the English legal system in the case of Heaslop, of English-led colleges for Fielding, or the larger institution of the British Raj itself.

A Neophyte and a Cosmopolitan Get Together and Create Magic: 'David Lean Directs Noël Coward'
10 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

A beautiful chronicle of British life during the war, a perfect example of propaganda and a detailed examination of creative evolution, this boxset is sure to become a staple in film lovers' libraries.


In One Word - EPIC!: 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (Blu-ray)
3 Nov 2010 // 6:04 AM

From the solid work by everyone in front of the lens to the tireless efforts of the throngs behind, you can see the breadth of vision in every single frame.

//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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