On the Waterfront

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.


Straightforward and Brutal: 'On the Waterfront' | 28 Mar 2013 // 8:10 PM

This is Elia Kazan’s greatest achievement as a visual artist, and yet it can’t help but feel like an act of cowardice, making this a fascinating film in terms of how its personal effects always overshadow its artistic achievements.

//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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