Robert Siodmak
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Two Masters of Hollywood Expressionism Go Back to Europe
6 Aug 2015 // 8:10 PM

Escape From East Berlin and War-Gods of the Deep both try to escape from tyranny.

The Killers (1946)
1 Apr 2003 // 6:00 PM

The line between victims and violators is almost erased, now that playing by the rules seems little more than an antiquated affectation.


'The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry' Is a Splendidly Unhealthy Portrait of Small-Town Moral Rot
3 Apr 2015 // 4:07 AM

This is a charming, bucolic, and splendidly unhealthy atmosphere populated by a gallery of busybodies and wrongheaded local boobs.

Eastern Meet West: 1944's 'Cobra Woman'
21 Jul 2010 // 2:00 AM

Certain elements of Cobra Woman would have Edward Said turning in his grave like a grimly revolving kebab, a deep-fried stereotype.

//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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