James DeMonaco
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Columns

'The Purge': Lawful, But Not Helpful
6 Aug 2014 // 9:30 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.

//Reviews

'The Purge: Election Year' and Its Institutional Monsters
1 Jul 2016 // 9:30 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 // 3:30 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.

//Blogs

Future Crock: The Unexplored Possibilities of 'The Purge'
7 Jun 2013 // 7:00 AM

A movie where potentially potent social commentary is sidetracked for the typical, tired horror genre cat and mouse.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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