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Tamil Horror Films: Madness, Modernity and of Course, Misogyny
While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice. [31.Oct.14]
'Y Tu Mama Tambien' Hides Serious Themes Behind Comedic Fluff
Alfonso Cuarón's highly sexualized film is deceptively serious, hiding weighty themes behind comic banter and, yes, plenty of sex. [31.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]
'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]
Reviews
Alfonso Cuarón's highly sexualized film is deceptively serious, hiding weighty themes behind comic banter and, yes, plenty of sex. [30.Oct.14]
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]
DVD Reviews
Alfonso Cuarón's highly sexualized film is deceptively serious, hiding weighty themes behind comic banter and, yes, plenty of sex. [30.Oct.14]
This is the release Nightbreed fans have been waiting for. [29.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
Subaltern Talkies
While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice. [30.Oct.14]
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]
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