Perspectives

Vivisecting The Knick

October 22, 2014
By
Vivisecting <em>The Knick</em>

Steven Soderbergh and Cinemax's new series, The Knick, has become a critical darling, called the best in a new era of director-centered television. Kristen Warner, Lisa Coulthard, R. Colin Tait, and Andrew deWaard weigh in on its critical accolades.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Perspectives, TV | No Comments »

New York Film Festival 2014, Part Four: The Reel Deal

October 15, 2014
By
New York Film Festival 2014, Part Four: The Reel Deal

This series on the NYFF52 concludes with consideration for Foxcatcher, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, and Clouds of Sils Maria.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Film, Perspectives | No Comments »

No Place Like Home? Women on the “Outside” in Hindi Cinema

October 14, 2014
By
No Place Like Home? Women on the “Outside” in Hindi Cinema

Dina Khdair analyzes the conflict between interior and exterior in Highway and Queen.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Film, Perspectives | No Comments »

Content the King Is Dead! Long Live Content the King!

October 12, 2014
By
Content the King Is Dead! Long Live Content the King!

Cynthia Meyers reports on the 2014 Time Warner Thought Leadership Faculty Seminar
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Perspectives | No Comments »

Debating the Return of Twin Peaks

October 11, 2014
By
Debating the Return of <i>Twin Peaks</i>

Amanda Ann Klein makes her case for the prosecution as to why Showtime should leave Twin Peaks alone; Dana Och and Jason Mittell argue for the defense by sharing why they are excited to return to the woods.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Perspectives, TV, TV | 4 Comments »

New York Film Festival 2014, Part Three: Men

October 7, 2014
By
New York Film Festival 2014, Part Three: Men

In part three of the NYFF52 series, interesting masculinities are explored in Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Army, Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Turner, and Mathieu Amalric’s feature The Blue Room.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Perspectives | No Comments »

#gamergate

September 25, 2014
By
#gamergate

The rhetoric of #gamergate co-opts concerns that women and minorities in the industry have raised for years. It has struck a chord now because the industry is changing.
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Games, Games | No Comments »

New York Film Festival, 2014, Part One: Small Marvels

September 22, 2014
By
New York Film Festival, 2014, Part One:  Small Marvels

This year a number of the initial screenings have left me wondering whether they can conceivably get any better.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Current Events, Film | Comments Off

Is Football Our Fault?

September 17, 2014
By
Is Football Our Fault?

The NFL has all kinds of problems. Will not watching its games help solve them?
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Perspectives | 8 Comments »

Revisiting Region Codes

September 10, 2014
By
Revisiting Region Codes

Understanding the DVD region code in 2014.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Global, Industry, Technology | Comments Off

America’s Funniest Home Fundraiser

September 8, 2014
By
America’s Funniest Home Fundraiser

The ways people have appropriated and redeployed the campaign tell us much more about how it “worked” than critiques of people who participated.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Internet, Perspectives | Comments Off

Populist or Prestige? Amazon’s Attempts to Brand Pilot Season

August 28, 2014
By
Populist or Prestige? Amazon’s Attempts to Brand Pilot Season

Amazon Studios's Pilot Season attempts to frame itself as a “disruption” of both the traditional Hollywood development system and Netflix’s production of prestige television.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Industry, Perspectives, TV | 1 Comment »

Steven Soderbergh: Television’s Latest Showrunner/Auteur

August 12, 2014
By
Steven Soderbergh: Television’s Latest Showrunner/Auteur

The fusion of cinema, television, and personality has critics resounding with near-universal praise for Cinemax's The Knick, resulting in a very heavy ride on the Steven Soderbergh bandwagon.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Film, Perspectives, TV | 2 Comments »

Guardians of the Galaxy and The Marvel Method

August 6, 2014
By
<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and The Marvel Method

With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel continues to construct a sequential tapestry by drawing upon comics' sense of interconnectivity and hyperdiegetic expansion.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Perspectives | 1 Comment »