Gangster Squad

'Gangster Squad' Casts a Pretty Sheen Upon a Shallow Story | 21 Apr 2013 // 5:15 PM

Despite a star-studded cast and a seductive setting, Gangster Squad fades in the noirish-glow of '40s-era Los Angeles.

'Gangster Squad': Sean Penn's Putty Nose | 10 Jan 2013 // 11:45 PM

Though Mickey Cohen never quite fulfills the lunatic vampiric promise of his first scene with a pair of gnarly coyotes, Sean Penn has the right idea here.


Hidden Gems from the First Half of 2013 | 25 Oct 2013 // 4:30 AM

Before we get all caught up in the onslaught of fall films, we should take a few moments to do what the Academy (usually) doesn't: remember the first nine months of the year.

//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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