Tag Archives: The Wire

February 13

New on Blu-ray: The Deuce: The Complete First Season

The latest series from creator David Simon (The Wire, Treme, Homicide: Life of the Street) is a sprawling look at the sex trade in Time Square, New York City during the early 1970s. The Deuce, whose first season arrives on Blu-ray this week courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment, examines the ways in which pornography, prostitution, […]

October 19

TADFF 2016: In a Valley of Violence

There are many ways to hurt a man. You can physically assault him, humiliate him, and even steal that which he holds dear. One thing you never do though is mess with a man’s dog. This is a lesson that the folks of Denton, a town so cold-blooded it has earned the nickname “the valley […]

May 24

Inside Out 2016: The Same Difference

In her eye-opening debut film, Nneka Onuorah examines a form of prejudice that is rarely discussed in mainstream media. While it is common to think of homophobia as simply a straight versus gay issue, The Same Difference shows that discrimination can also be found within the African-American lesbian community. Exploring four of the unwritten rules, […]

December 08

The Gambler

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), an associate literature professor at a local University, is an all or nothing type of guy who firmly believes if you can’t excel at a task you should just give it up. He brings this attitude to his job as well. When not confronting his students with highly personal questions, Bennett […]