The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011 | 17 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


'Caligula's Ghost: Why Cinema Needs Epic Failure More than Mediocre Success | 1 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Obscene, grandiose and artistically worthless -- such is the monstrous reputation of the 1979 art-porn blockbuster Caligula. Is this most shocking of Roman epics worthy of reappraisal?


Nothing Shameful in 'Shame' | 7 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

Everyone involved in Shame, including the deservedly-praised Michael Fassbender, should be quite proud of their distressing product.

'Shame' Is All Sex and Surfaces | 1 Dec 2011 // 9:30 PM

If Brandon and Sissy are similarly traumatized, their disparate responses suggest not depth of suffering but eerie flatness.


‘Shame’ duo Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender share risky tie | 30 Nov 2011 // 3:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Actors will endure a lot for a director they believe in. Michael Fassbender swallowed his pride and wore a superhero helmet for Matthew

//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.

READ the article