Short Term 12

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 Films of 2013 | 5 Jan 2014 // 8:13 PM

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


'Short Term 12': Kids and Caretakers at Risk | 22 Aug 2013 // 11:00 PM

This is a serious drama with warm, sometimes funny edges, made with an understated sense of craft.

SXSW Day 6 - Grading the Grand Jury Winners | 15 Mar 2013 // 1:00 AM

Maybe the Academy could learn a thing or two from the good people at SXSW. They absolutely got one right when they chose Short Term 12 as the best of the fest (narrative category).


The Tree Ring - “Brushbloom Glow” (from 'Short Term 12') (PopMatters Premiere) | 19 Aug 2013 // 11:33 PM

PopMatters is proud to premiere the new music video from the soundtrack to Destin Cretton’s film Short Term 12, “Brushbloom Glow". Composer Joel P West is in top form, interweaving strings and piano into a gorgeous romantic pop gem.

//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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