Blog posts tagged "film"

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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...
Adaptation Movie Poster
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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...
The Fugitive Movie Poster
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Apr. 19, 2013 - 2:17 pm
Best Television-Inspired Movies: Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a...
Better of Dead Movie Poster
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Mar. 20, 2013 - 3:06 pm
Comedies do not always have to be shiny and light to be enjoyable. Some of my favorite comedies are dark and dreary. These movies all have oddball characters and situations that are hilarious and depressing. The absurdity of these movies takes a backseat to the truths found within their subjects....

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