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'Straight Outta Compton' and the Cyclical Nature of Hollywood: An Interview with Bill Straus
7 Sep 2015 // 8:02 PM

Straight Outta Compton is one of the biggest movies of 2015, and Bill Straus, who got his start as a production assistant on Boyz n the Hood, was essential to getting it to happen. He shares his journey here.


'Straight Outta Compton' Could Have Come Straight Outta Today's Headlines
14 Aug 2015 // 3:30 AM

As a biopic, as a social commentary, as a reminder of our current cultural limits and liabilities, you couldn't ask for a better film.

Law Abiding Citizen
15 Oct 2009 // 8:00 PM

Jamie Foxx's Nick mostly repeats the part played by Denzel Washington in Ricochet, the superior first incarnation of Law Abiding Citizen.

//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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