District 9

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009 | 5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


District 9 | 14 Aug 2009 // 1:20 AM

In District 9, racism provides the white guy with a very special growth experience.


Top 5 Left-Wing Action Films | 11 Aug 2015 // 2:38 AM

Which are the best heart-pounding action films that lean towards the left of our political spectrum?

Watch the Skies!: Top 10 Alien Invasion Films | 11 Nov 2010 // 2:00 AM

Ten examples of evil cosmic conquerors and their eventual mash-up with mankind.


Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 10:56 PM

The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract

//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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