The Conjuring

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.


'The Conjuring' Is a Haunting, Elevated | 22 Oct 2013 // 2:10 AM

By shifting it's point of view from a hapless family to a pair of seasoned demon hunters, The Conjuring ends up being a pleasantly frightful experience.

//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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