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'Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show' Is a Man's World
By Amanda Gilroy
Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination. [30.Oct.14]
Ten Years Later, the Original 'Saw' Still Satisfies
The first Saw is really a whodunit. The next six are all about the "why". [30.Oct.14]
Fear, Inc.: Beyond the Shadows of the American Haunt Industry
Haunted houses. Extreme haunts. Big scares. Big money. Maybe even big health benefits (when used with caution, of course). Step inside, if you dare. [30.Oct.14]
'30 for 30: Brian and the Boz' Captures the Conflicting Incarnations of the NCAA
Brian and the Boz allows viewers to understand the contexts of star Sooner Brian Bosworth's life, including how the NCAA treats its players. [30.Oct.14]
'Nightbreed: The Director's Cut' Fully Realizes the Director's Vision
This is the release Nightbreed fans have been waiting for. [29.Oct.14]
Reviews
By Amanda Gilroy
Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination. [30.Oct.14]
Brian and the Boz allows viewers to understand the contexts of star Sooner Brian Bosworth's life, including how the NCAA treats its players. [30.Oct.14]
This is the release Nightbreed fans have been waiting for. [29.Oct.14]
By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened. [28.Oct.14]
While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film. [26.Oct.14]
John Wick offers you a chance to feel smart about the revenge thriller genre, and to feel okay when you want John (Keanu Reeves) to survive. [24.Oct.14]
DVD Reviews
This is the release Nightbreed fans have been waiting for. [29.Oct.14]
By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened. [28.Oct.14]
Mixed Media
News
Features
Love the Apes or hate them, you should see what they almost threw at us! [26.Oct.14]
By Matt Bauer
He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft. [14.Oct.14]
Columns
Simulacra Beat
Haunted houses. Extreme haunts. Big scares. Big money. Maybe even big health benefits (when used with caution, of course). Step inside, if you dare. [30.Oct.14]
Short Ends & Leader
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe. [19.Oct.14]
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