The Duchess

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 | 8 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Pretty Vacant | 25 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

The world of The Duchess should have been one of fiery tumult, but little of that foment makes it into this film’s garden party landscape.


The Duchess | 24 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

The movie, which surely celebrates Georgiana's (Keira Knightley) luxurious "hats and dresses," also solicits your sympathetic frustration and outrage over her oppression.


'Duchess' is Merely Half-Hearted History | 9 Oct 2008 // 3:10 PM

There's a very good reason why most period pieces don't work. Aside from the obvious disconnect from modern social constraints and complications, contemporary audiences just

//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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