• In 'TerrorVision,' television binges on us

    In 'TerrorVision,' television binges on us

    Once "Videodrome" had James Woods make out with a TV and gun-fuck a VHS slot in his stomach while fielding Marshall McLuhan quotes, there weren't many places left to go on the subject of being warped by television. Yet, somewhere between that 1983 Cronenberg body-horror classic and "Rowdy" Roddy...

  • Gamer's Grammar: Preserving the Pixel at Atomic Books

    Gamer's Grammar: Preserving the Pixel at Atomic Books

    Art preservation has been a well-respected discipline for centuries, its origins probably dating as far back as art itself. Unfortunately, new media often suffer through a growing pain of acquiring the notoriety and respect that necessitates preservation. Think about blues music and how, without...


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Idris Elba is outshone by Abraham Attah in "Beasts of No Nation"

Similar to Cary Joji Fukunaga's first film, 2009's haunting "Sin Nombre," which focused on two different groups of people trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border, "Beasts of No Nation," about child soldiers in an unnamed African country (it's left purposefully vague, but was filmed in Ghana) shows...

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