John Curran
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Part Two: October 2010
30 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM

By the look of the calendar -- and this list of titles - it looks like Hollywood is out to investigate the horrors of vampires, demon children, alien invasion, and the most evil entity of all -- Facebook!


'Stone': Great Performances While No One's Looking
25 Jan 2011 // 11:38 PM

Stone is worthwhile less for its storytelling or filmmaking than as a strange, often fascinating acting showcase for this strange, often fascinating trio of actors.

The Painted Veil (2006)
3 Jan 2007 // 7:00 PM

The Painted Veil uses its narrative limits to make its political case, that privilege breeds ignorance.


God Works in Mediocre Ways: 'Stone'
29 Oct 2010 // 12:30 AM

With its excess of blatant symbolism and illogical character turns, what could have been a halfway decent exploration of personal ethics turns into a half-assed excuse for entertainment.

//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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