After its historic night at the Oscars, with wins for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and International Feature, the curiosity and excitement about Parasite is as strong as ever.
As of this writing, there are currently over 200 holds on Anythink’s Blu Ray and DVD copies of the film.
What does is mean to be American? Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary American Creed, a film covering the stories of a diverse group of Americans and exploring whether a unifying set of beliefs can be more powerful than the issues that divide us.
Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Sometimes, the Academy gets it right.
The triumph of Bong Joon-Ho’s masterpiece, Parasite, at the 92nd Academy Awards was thrilling, gratifying, and – frankly – surprising. The joke about the Oscars is that rarely does the year's best picture win Best Picture. This is why I wrote a blog last year, The Retroactive Academy Awards, to sort of re-examine previous winners and see if they still cut the mustard.
Less than a month into 2020, in the midst of awards and ceremonies, critics and cinephiles are in an uproar over accolades given and not given to last year’s films and performances. So goes the passion for moving pictures. I have my own opinions on the best of 2019, and how it’s shaking out this award season.
Join us for a monthly screening of a movie adapted from a book and video clips discussing the differences between the two mediums. This month we will watch an iconic and gory John Carpenter monster movie from 1982. Popcorn and snacks provided. This film is rated R, children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 begin with. But because they’re our protagonists, we find ourselves rooting for them to pull off a crime. They’re charming, smart, skilled, professional. And because we’re rooting for them, we begin to feel like one of them. We see things the way they do.
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 personal favorite Tarantino films. Take it away, Nicole.