James DeMonaco
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 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: 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.

'The Purge' Violently Explores the Mayhem of Order
7 Jun 2013 // 12:15 AM

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


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.

//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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