Steven Shainberg
Reviews // 3 Articles

For a Movie that Wants to Depict Fringe, 'Secretary' Is Surprisingly Didactic
25 Oct 2010 // 3:59 PM

Secretary is a quirky feature from the early 2000s about BDSM and lonely damaged people wearing sexy stockings. A critical darling in theatrical release, the film is still thought-provoking and disconcerting.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
14 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

In making Arbus' biography understandable, if "imaginary," the film also makes her work -- so thrillingly strange -- a bit too familiar.

//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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