Lawrence Kasdan
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles

Films for Fans of Visionary Directors
4 Aug 2014 // 8:30 PM

In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.


In 'The Big Chill', Cynicism is the Illusion
28 Jul 2014 // 8:10 PM

Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny.

Body Heat
16 Dec 2008 // 1:58 PM

Body Heat manages to take ideas from the noir genre without turning it into a cliché.

//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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