Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
'The Purge': Lawful, But Not Helpful
6 Aug 2014 // 8:30 PM
By grounding the violence of his barely veiled speculative fiction in the here-and-now, James DeMonaco risks inciting an audience beyond the walls of the cinema.
'The Purge: Election Year' and Its Institutional Monsters
1 Jul 2016 // 8:30 AM
This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.
'The Purge: Anarchy' Takes Aim at the One Percent
18 Jul 2014 // 2:30 AM
The absurd extremes of this story have an expansive quality that leaves acres of room to explore its moral, political, and socioeconomic possibilities. But it doesn't.
Future Crock: The Unexplored Possibilities of 'The Purge'
7 Jun 2013 // 6:00 AM
A movie where potentially potent social commentary is sidetracked for the typical, tired horror genre cat and mouse.