Best Complexities in 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.


Ballast | 30 Sep 2008 // 8:31 PM

The first odd moments of Ballast drop you into a deeply felt, barely articulated plot.

//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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