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Violence in Film

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Teenagers in Space

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Not only would George Lucas put "war" back into a movie title, he would almost single-handedly reconstitute war play as a feel-good activity for children.

Violence Still A Hit With Audiences

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

Screen violence remains a big hit with the public, despite calls for the entertainment industry to tone it down in the aftermath of the mass shootings...

Of Guns and (Not So Much) Glory: Jack, James and American and British Dreams

Susan J. Napier | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

"Agent down," the beautiful agent Moneypenny bleakly informs her spymaster M at the end of the opening scene in Skyfall, the magnificently self-aware ...

Nothing But Senseless Violence

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

The children I am teaching need to feel inspired and supported, not hypnotized by high budget movies that reduce human values to who can stay alive longer. Hollywood should offer a better vision for the future.

Women in Entertainment

Christine Bork | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

The summer movie season is upon us, and while there is an increase this year in the number of films geared toward women in lead roles, I feel disappointed about the lack of diversity in roles for women.

Russia Is a Cruel Place: A Conversation with Directors Nikita Mikhalkov and Sergei Loznitsa

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Sergei Loznitsa offers a bleak depiction of a truck driver lost on a road trip across a hostile Russia, who encounters one brutal individual after another as he attempts to make a delivery.