Blog posts tagged "film"

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Sep. 23, 2019 - 12:58 pm
A heist story turns its audience into the accomplices of a crime. Other stories ask us to like or empathize with their characters. A heist story asks us to discard the ethics and morals we abide by in our daily lives. The main characters are criminals, stealing something that was never theirs to...
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Jul. 24, 2019 - 7:19 pm
One of the things I’m most excited for this summer is the release of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood. Fellow Anythinker Nicole Falcone and I are big fans of Tarantino’s work, so in honor of Hollywood’s release on July 26, we’ve decided to share some thoughts on our...
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Jul. 15, 2019 - 6:38 pm
The Apollo Program is the subject of numerous documentaries (I wrote about two of my favorites, For All Mankind and In the Shadow of the Moon, here on the blog a few years ago). But until First Man, Damien Chazelle’s 2018 biopic of Neil Armstrong, few movies or TV series had attempted to depict the...
Hollywood sign, photo by Ahmet Yalçınkaya via Unsplash
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Mar. 27, 2019 - 9:05 am
If you, like me, have seen at least one movie before, I urge you to go to imdb.com right now and type a movie’s title into the search bar. A wealth of information pops up. Cast and crew, reviews, and even showtimes for new releases. But we don’t care about any of that right now. We want one word at...
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Feb. 20, 2019 - 10:27 am
Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change...
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Jul. 20, 2018 - 5:18 pm
Three years before the groundbreaking documentary Grey Gardens was released, footage of the now iconic Beales was taken for another project. In the summer of 1972, Lee Radziwill (sister of Jackie O) and photographer Peter Beard ventured to East Hampton with the intention of making a film about the...
If you're going to watch movie on this list make it this one.
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Dec. 27, 2016 - 4:24 pm
Cuba is a country of 11 million people that is roughly the size of Pennsylvania. For being less than 100 miles off of our coast, it’s surprising how little most know about this country and its people. A great way to bridge culture gaps and create greater understanding is through actively watching...
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Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:43 am
2016 is going to be a great year for readers and moviegoers. With so many books being translated into movies, there is a little bit of something for every type of reader. Just like Anythink's blog post for book-to-movie adaptations in 2015, this year has its own list of movies we can't wait to see...
A scene from the movie "Beaches"
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Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Confession: Sometimes I need a good cry. A sobbing, runny-nose, eyes-swollen, whole-box-of-tissue cry. I’m not sure why or what brings on this sudden urge. I’m never aware of this feeling approaching. It’s not like I can say to myself, “Self, I think you’ll feel like crying tomorrow so you better...
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May. 16, 2013 - 3:22 pm
There are many odd and interesting films that exist, and here is a list of some movies that have kept it weird. These fall through many different genres and use different art styles, but all have quirky bits that make them notable. Genres can be limiting and these movies prove that. Dystopian...

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