The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:16 PM

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM

The best male film performances highlight how masculinity, managed within a more considered and complete character overview, can turn even the most rugged rogue into an equally strong if sensitive cinematic center.


Watching 'Nebraska' Is Like Taking a Road Trip Through the Twilight Years | 25 Feb 2014 // 1:00 AM

Nebraska is a bittersweet film that will hit you between the eyes if you're like me: middle-aged and in a mood to reflect on where life has taken you and where you will go next.

//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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