Michael Hoffman
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The Best Male Film Performances of 2009
5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009
5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


'Soapdish' Slips Along the Thin Line Between Soap and Farce
19 Oct 2011 // 3:59 PM

Even if the movie's soap opera plot engine is approaching time-capsule quality, this is an uncommonly well-executed farce.

The Last Station
8 Dec 2009 // 9:42 PM

Tolstoy here seems half-monk and half-clown, a seeming contradiction translated with extraordinary clarity by Christopher Plummer.


'The Best of Me' Offers the Worst of Nicolas Sparks
17 Oct 2014 // 3:00 AM

Like a hack tunesmith that keeps rewriting the same melodies over and over again, hoping his legion of fans don't notice the ruse, we've heard this Sparks song before.

//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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