Ryuhei Kitamura
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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008
13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008
30 Apr 2008 // 4:59 PM

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


Versus (2000)
21 Sep 2003 // 7:00 PM

Versus and Ichi the Killer challenge the concept of righteous motivation, offering protagonists so morally ambiguous that it's difficult to distinguish who is 'good' and who is 'evil'.


'No One Lives' Is a Slick, Stunted Splatterfest
10 May 2013 // 1:00 AM

(T)he filmmaker fashions an experience where nothing is what it seems, where the first 25 minutes or so see more twists and turns than in a dozen derivative fright flicks...

Midnight Meat Train
15 Oct 2008 // 3:38 PM

Though fans love to toss them into the same supernatural boat, Clive Barker and his main inspiration Stephen King have very little in common. The

//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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