Josh Trank
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The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films
5 May 2014 // 8:30 PM

The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.


Missed Opportunities in 'Fantastic Four'
8 Aug 2015 // 5:00 AM

Angry teenagers in the midst of superheros' origin stories.

What Happens When the Average Guy Suddenly Ain't So Average: 'Chronicle'
29 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

This film is one of the best examples of the possibilities of the found-footage format.


The Unbreakable Breakfast Club Project
2 Feb 2012 // 2:30 AM

Not since [REC] and its equally masterful sequel have we seen something like this. Chronicle is a clever example of the found footage film done right.

//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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