Mat Whitecross
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Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass
31 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010
4 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


The Road to Guantánamo (2006)
10 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM

While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.

The Road to Guantánamo (2006)
22 Jun 2006 // 6:00 PM

The very illegibility of the movie's representational process, you imagine, approximates the assaults on the prisoners.


Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
26 Apr 2010 // 2:33 AM

The Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll fails to take many risks.

//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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