'Tess' Is One of the Most Gorgeous Love Songs to Loss Ever Filmed | 19 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM

Tess is the rare film that feels like a painting come to life, and just like a painting, allows us to see precisely what we wish to see.

The Rural Heartbreak and Victorian Gender Politics of 'Tess' | 4 Apr 2013 // 5:30 PM

In addition to being a hymn to doomed romance, Tess is an unflinching examination of the unpleasant mores of a resolutely sexist and thoroughly patriarchal Victorian society, when women were viewed at best as subservient, and at worst as male possessions, prone to the whims of the disrespectful.

//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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