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

'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.

//Reviews

'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.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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