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Genre Films

Violence and Brotherhood Move Story Forward in End of Watch

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

End of Watch has the odd-angle, hand-held-camera feel of a documentary. Police cruisers are equipped with camera and even gang members carry video-cameras around to record their exploits. Social media and its record-and-share-it-now aesthetic are apparent.

Unfairly Maligned Monsters: Why Horror Matters

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Horror routinely gets passed over for award nominations, and Stephen King, though decorated and honored, has had to face venomous criticism from crusty academics his whole writing career. We monster kids routinely get looked down upon by the "real" artists.

2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Bedeviled brings up some prickly questions about whether or not convention should be so easily accepted. How has something as disturbing as rape revenge become a "classic" of genre film?

Women-Made Films Mostly Ignored by the National Film Registry. Why?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Diane Tucker

The situation for women who want to make movies is grim. Despite the fact that film schools graduate as many women as men, just 4% of Hollywood directors are women.