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.


The Non-Bonds: James Bond's Bitter, Decades-Long Battle... with James Bond | 4 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM

While the James Bond film franchise remains one of the most acclaimed, successful, recognizable and marketable movie series in history, there was a time when the mighty Mister Bond had some stiff competition at the box office: himself.


Take the Shot: 'Skyfall' | 7 Nov 2012 // 12:00 AM

James Bond looks broken and weary, an embodiment of a traditional model of international spydom, the one premised on national borders, white-Western-wealthy entitlements, and excessive consumptions of alcohol, cars, and women.


Icons at War in ‘Skyfall’ | 16 Nov 2012 // 6:00 AM

Sam Mendes’ tough, relationship-focused Bond film is really about leadership in extremis, with towering and isolated icons fighting tooth-and-nail to keep society together amidst the growing chaos of modernity.

'Skyfall' Is One of Bond's Best! | 9 Nov 2012 // 1:15 AM

(Skyfall is) a combination of the old and the new, the predictable and the completely unexpected.


‘Skyfall’s’ Sam Mendes to Direct New James Bond Movie for Fall 2015 | 12 Jul 2013 // 2:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6. Sony Pictures and

The Oscars and Music Still Have a Complicated Relationship | 24 Feb 2013 // 10:09 PM

LOS ANGELES — If British spy James Bond can’t be called upon to save the mishandling of pop music by the 2013 Oscars, producers did at

//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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