J. Lee Thompson
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Let the Face Speak for Itself: Hard Features in 'The White Buffalo'
27 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

The mortal authenticity of Charles Bronson’s face needed no surgical denials or plastic justifications, unlike the onscreen stars of today's image-obsessed culture.


Two Posers for the Memory Test: 'Queen of Hearts' & 'Return from the Ashes'
29 Mar 2011 // 3:58 PM

That's what the best thrillers do: mine society's realities and fears to present funhouse metaphors.


Yul Brynner's Dash Is Balder Than Most in 'Kings of the Sun' and 'Taras Bulba'
24 Jun 2015 // 8:16 AM

Kings of the Sun and Taras Bulba aren't "good", but then again, of what use are movies if you haven't a high tolerance for balderdash?

//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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