Escapism is the mode as well as the subject of Moonrise Kingdom. This is another Anderson movie with a seemingly cheery ending in which, on closer scrutiny, there is not all that much to look forward to.
J. M. Tyree discusses technology and subversion in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Dexter, Showtime’s serial killer soap opera, follows a sociopath who works for the forensics lab of the Miami Police Department. Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is a blood-spatter analyst who solves crimes by charting red spray patterns and trajectories, taking a ghoulish delight in tracing the abstract art of violence.