Monthly Archives: October 2007

Half Life 2, Episode 2

Generally speaking when we look at an artwork it is as a discrete unit. For sure there are the vast webs of connections (say, with culture, tradition, other instances in the same oeuvre, genre and so and so on) that … Continue reading

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Criticism Proof?

Tarantino’s latest creation has been a box-office disappointment and I must admit, after not really being sure what to make of it myself, I did become addicted to wading through discussion forums to gauge other viewer’s responses. Originally made to … Continue reading

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Gore, law and making judgments

One of my favourite pieces by Victor Perkins has to be his account of the book-tearing scene in Dead Poets Society. (As far as I know this has not been published but Victor has presented it to various audiences, for … Continue reading

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Judgment and Screen

Serendipity: as it turns out the first day I start posting here the esteemed British journal, Screen publishes a debate about judgment and television. The issue is here but you’ll need some kind of subscription to access it: the relevant … Continue reading

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Some introductions: or, a bunch of people to thank for setting this site up

The idea for this site has been a long time coming ( 3 years) and was only retarded by my total lack of experience with web publishing. Here are some peeps to thank for making it happen when it did: … Continue reading

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what it is and how it is done

This site is about making judgments about stuff on screen. Film, television, games, internet – if it is on a screen then it is eligible for attention and comment. In the coming weeks I’ll be figuring out how we’re going … Continue reading

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