The Best Indie / International Films of 2011 | 12 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.


'Trollhunter': The Challenges of Keeping a Giant Secret | 18 Sep 2011 // 3:58 PM

The striking troll effects are a technical achievement, but the characters only generate mild interest.

//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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