Mike Newell
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

2010 Summer Movie Preview - May
2 May 2010 // 4:00 PM

May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.

Beyond Love: The Wisdom of Love in the Time of Cholera
3 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

Gabriel García Márquez knew that love, like cholera, strikes unexpectedly, renders the body powerless, and is blind to class or race.


'Donnie Brasco' Shows It's Easy to Get Lost in the Underworld
6 Oct 2014 // 1:00 AM

When Mike Newell's relatively low-key mob movie was released in 1997, Al Pacino and Johnny Depp were at very different junctures than they are today.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
27 May 2010 // 11:05 PM

Prince of Persia revisits the formula whereby a black supporting player is willing to sacrifice himself for the righteous white-identified cause.


Pottering Around
15 Nov 2010 // 4:20 AM

The Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film franchises are revered by millions. Harry Potter? Not so much. The question, of course, is 'why?'

'Prince of Persia' (Blu-ray): Royal Flash...and Flush
20 Sep 2010 // 7:35 PM

While Newell does do a great job of giving us a cursory establishment of the relationships...and a basic goal-oriented conceit, there's just not enough happening between the battles.

//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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