The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 | 18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012 | 8 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.


A Blackly Sardonic Telling of Abe Lincoln: 'Crime Classics, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln' | 12 Feb 2013 // 4:30 PM

You think Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is compelling? Try upping the ante with Crime Classics: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.


A History Unchallenged: 'Lincoln' | 28 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM

Despite its considerable credentials, Lincoln avoids succumbing to the requisite Spielberg traps—save for a key few. What's interesting, and a little bit disturbing, is how procedurally it treats a sensitive topic like the passage of the 13th Amendment.

'Lincoln': Fiction and History | 8 Nov 2012 // 11:10 PM

The film presents Abraham Lincoln's deliberations as a function of his innate morality, as well as an emotional rightness.


For Your Consideration: Anyone But Daniel Day-Lewis | 22 Feb 2013 // 12:00 AM

All that's left in the Best Actor race is to read the name pointlessly hidden in the envelope says Ben Travers...

History Always Repeats: 'Lincoln' | 15 Nov 2012 // 10:00 PM

Dropping us directly into the fray without any real context and hoping we can pick up the pieces and the players as the drama unfolds, Lincoln is a masterpiece of manipulated storytelling.


‘Argo,’ ‘Lincoln’ Spare No Expense in Oscar Best Picture Race | 19 Feb 2013 // 11:35 PM

Forget about the price of gasoline: The real skyrocketing expense this year is the Oscar race. With two deep-pocketed studios locked into one of the

Daniel Day-Lewis, Daring to Be Lincoln | 15 Nov 2012 // 3:35 AM

PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Day-Lewis had done his very best, for a very long time, to avoid Abraham Lincoln. Yes, the actor had met with Steven Spielberg

//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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