Part 4: Challenging Convention | 20 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction | 28 May 2007 // 5:00 PM

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.


Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil' and the Essential Struggle Between Chaos and Order | 27 Aug 2012 // 5:10 PM

As Brazil's Sam Lowry learns, the truth shall make you free -- but you may not like it.


'Brazil', So Very Gilliamiest | 15 Jan 2013 // 7:10 PM

Brazil is wonderfully, unavoidably Gilliamesque not just because of its superficial tropes, but because of its mad, personal too-muchness. A simpler Brazil would be easier to watch, but it wouldn't be Terry Gilliam.

//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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