Michael Dowse
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

In 'What If', Another Adorable Couple Plays with Refrigerator Poetry
7 Aug 2014 // 4:00 AM

When the first scene in a movie has someone arranging refrigerator poetry, it's already out of ideas.

'Goon': A Comedy that Punches Hard but Lands Soft
18 Jun 2012 // 5:05 PM

Goon, like its protagonist, is harmless dumb fun.


Rock On, You Hoser!: 'FUBAR: Balls to the Wall' (Blu-ray)
15 Apr 2011 // 8:30 AM

The translation of the title doesn't just refer to these loveable lunkheads. It refers to the state of arrested adolescence in general, especially the kind centered around leather and loud music.

//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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