John Crowley
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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008
14 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.


'Brooklyn' and the Relentless Presence of Absence
4 Nov 2015 // 4:30 AM

The sisters' relationship is film's most vibrant, the most colorfully conveyed and most vivacious story. As absent as each is in her sister's life, she is also convincingly present.

'Closed Circuit' Is More Interested in Tracking Romance Than Terrorism
28 Aug 2013 // 10:00 PM

Closed Circuit follows a predictable romance and misses a much more compelling plot in the story of an accused terrorist's teenaged son, Emir (beautifully played by Hasancan Cifci).


Michael Caine: child, rogue and codger all
1 May 2009 // 1:34 AM

Just because he plays "a geezer" in his new film, a cranky old performer on his last legs, don't read any autobiography into Michael Caine's

//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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