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James DeMonaco

Columns

Wednesday, August 6 2014

'The Purge': Lawful, But Not Helpful

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

Friday, July 18 2014

'The Purge: Anarchy' Takes Aim at the One Percent

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.


Friday, June 7 2013

'The Purge' Violently Explores the Mayhem of Order

The Bloody Stranger represents one thing to the clueless folks in his world and something else entirely to you, who know better.


Wednesday, January 6 2010

Staten Island

Like its characters, Staten Island seems to be striving to reach something greater, but never quite reaches it.


Blogs

Friday, June 7 2013

Future Crock: The Unexplored Possibilities of 'The Purge'

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


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