The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

Head Trips and Virtual Life in the Films of 2010 | 9 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Many of 2010's best triumphed not by rejecting the artifice or fantasy of filmmaking or gaming or dreaming, but by hopping between worlds, ever beginning.


'Inception': The Burden of Dreams | 6 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

As visual storytelling goes, very few films released this year compete with the ambition and realization of Inception's nested dream-spaces.

'Inception': With a Vengeance | 15 Jul 2010 // 9:30 PM

It's too easy to see not only that Mal is trouble, but also that Dom will walk right into that trouble she is.


Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 2:50 AM

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.

G(OMG)lden Gl(OMG)bes: Thoughts on the 2011 Nominations | 14 Dec 2010 // 8:55 PM

The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.


The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood | 23 Feb 2011 // 1:30 AM

LOS ANGELES — David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he

'Black Swan,' 'The Fighter,' 'Inception' and 'Social Network' garner WGA noms | 4 Jan 2011 // 11:00 PM

LOS ANGELES — A few surprises made their way into the Writers Guild of America awards nominations Tuesday morning, which included nods for a surreal film

//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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