Jake Schreier
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The Best Independent / International Films of 2012
21 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.


'Robot & Frank': The Tale of a Friendship Built on Robbery
27 Aug 2012 // 10:43 PM

This movie is at its best when it observes how Frank comes to regard the unnamed robot as a partner, even a friend, as well as the way the robot simulates that friendship.


'Paper Towns' Unfolds into a Solid High School Movie
24 Jul 2015 // 5:15 AM

Paper Towns, a mild coming-of-age mystery adapted from Fault in Our Stars author John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name, is only a good high school movie.

//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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