[Some of the] troubling productions in modern cinema are known as torture porn. Films such as the Saw series, Hostel, Wolf Creek, and The Human Centipede are designed to display, even celebrate human torment. Today’s trend away from moral-based horror and toward amoral pain for pleasure is something that should concern everyone, but the devolution [...]
Since the first jerky, black-and-white images were cast onto a screen, film content has been the catalyst for myriad contentious arguments. Early concerns over social corruption led to restrictions on displays of sex and violence in movies. The desire to curb cinema’s darker influences led to the Hays Code (also known as the Production Code), [...]
The average person living in the United States probably knows a military veteran but has never lived the regimented life of military personnel, never experienced the trials of war. Yet most Americans feel they can accurately describe a soldier’s life.
Average civilians believe they have a basic understanding of the horrors of battle. How could they [...]