Film

On The Media

Summer Listens #8: Crackerjack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The eighth in our summer listening series. 
Read More

Comment

On The Media

Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The seventh in our summer listening series.
Read More

Comment

On The Media

Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sixth in our summer listening series.
Read More

Comment

On The Media

Summer Listens #5: Uncanny Valley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The fifth in our summer listening series.
Read More

Comments [1]

On The Media

Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.
Read More

Comment

On The Media

Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.
Read More

Comment

On The Media

Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 
Read More

Comments [3]

On The Media

Cancer in the Movies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Brooke explores Hollywood depictions of cancer and examines how film reflects as well as distorts our perceptions of the disease.  

Comments [3]

On The Media

The Scientologists and the Film Critics

Friday, February 06, 2015

With the debut of the new documentary "Going Clear," the Church of Scientology has a host of new targets for its PR campaign: film critics. 

Comments [7]

On The Media

Our Universal Robots

Friday, August 08, 2014

The word 'robot' first appeared in 1920 in Karel Čapek's play, Rossum's Universal Robots. Since then, intelligent machines have starred countless times in novels and films. Brooke talks with professor Jay P. Telotte about the ways our fears and fascinations with robots are reflected in culture. 

Music: Calexico - Attack El Robot! Attack! Special thanks to @bartona104 (Julia Barton) for the suggestion on Twitter!

Comments [5]

On The Media

A Cinematic Release

Friday, May 16, 2014

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward the widely loved Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. The twisted tale became the subject of a Richard Linklater film, which played a part in Bernie's recent release from prison. Bob talks with Texas Monthly's Skip Hollandsworth, whose 1998 story about Bernie Tiede inspired the movie.

Comment

On The Media

Our Universal Robots

Friday, April 18, 2014

The word 'robot' first appeared in 1920 in Karel Čapek's play, Rossum's Universal Robots. Since then, intelligent machines have starred countless times in novels and films. Brooke talks with professor Jay P. Telotte about the ways our fears and fascinations with robots are reflected in culture. 

Music: Calexico - Attack El Robot! Attack! Special thanks to @bartona104 (Julia Barton) for the suggestion on Twitter!

Comments [10]

On The Media

Longitudes and Attitudes

Friday, October 06, 2006

42 years ago, Michael Apted began filming a group of seven year-olds plucked from the extremes of the British class system. Since then, he’s followed their lives with a new film every seven years. What began as a one-off BBC program has become one of the most important histories on ...

Comment

On The Media

The Moviegoer

Friday, September 09, 2005

From A Streetcar Named Desire to Down By Law, what many of us think about when we think about New Orleans is a result of its ongoing portrayal in movies. David Lee Simmons, culture critic for the city's alternative daily, The Gambit, talks with Brooke about the cinematic depictions of ...

Comments [1]