Gabriele Muccino
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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008
11 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Exquisite Agony
18 Dec 2008 // 1:59 PM

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


'Playing for Keeps': Get Me Out of Here
6 Dec 2012 // 11:50 PM

George is desperate, a point hammered home when, as he's recording a sportscasting demo, his concentration is broken by a phone call from a debt collector.

Seven Pounds
18 Dec 2008 // 7:00 PM

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.


Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in 'Pounds'
18 Dec 2008 // 1:33 PM

If there is one genre that's in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it's the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while the action


Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama
25 Dec 2008 // 9:43 PM

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," the

//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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