Sam Fell
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008
11 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

Kids' DVDs: June 2007
5 Jun 2007 // 4:59 PM

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.


The Tale of Despereaux
18 Dec 2008 // 7:00 PM

The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.

Flushed Away (2006)
8 Nov 2006 // 11:00 AM

Droll and unfortunately titled, Flushed Away marks a point of no return for British animated films.


The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
5 Apr 2009 // 3:30 AM

As a rule of cinematic thumb, in the CG genre, there's Pixar…and then there's everyone else. Or sure, some studios - Fox, Dreamworks -

//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.

READ the article