The end of the semester is always a trying time full of way too much to do and not much time, so when it comes to unwinding I crave stupidity and not much effort with movies at the end of a very long day. Because, though, I have promised myself to always update my blog… Read More The Muppets at the Movies
Nearly two years ago we lost director Garry Marshall. While he never reached auteur status, or even much respect, he did manage to direct 18 feature films over the course of his life, many of which were extremely successful with audiences around the world. Marshall created and developed television series as well (like Happy Days),… Read More Garry Marshall’s Directorial Filmography
I’m not sure what led to this project, but recently I decided to watch a few movies about witches. Perhaps it’s the spirit of Halloween that has taken a hold of me, but it’s been a fun little kick. Witches are fascinating beings, especially because of what types of symbolism and archetypes we attach to… Read More Witches at the Movies
The past two years I started reviewing all the films nominated for the Oscar for best animated shorts, and thus watched Sanjay’s Super Team and Piper. I really enjoyed the latter (and absolutely hated the former) and it got me wondering what Pixar’s output was like, so I got my hands on all of the… Read More 30 Years of Pixar Animated Short Films (1984-2014)
“I really loved the Italian movies of the 1960s and 1970s. But what happened? It’s a real tragedy. The Italian films I’ve seen over the past few years all seem the same. All they talk about is boys growing up, girls growing up, couples in crisis and holidays for the mentally disabled.” Quentin Tarantino So… Read More Is the Current State of Italian Film “A Real Tragedy”?
I watched a lot of movies this year, and as I approach my first year of starting this blog I found myself looking over the many posts and reviews I have made and looked to see which films I took in over the course of 2015 that made an impression on me. Several hyped movies… Read More Top 10 Movies of 2015
I count Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece, as one of my favorite movies of all time. I watched it several years ago, while getting my Masters degree and fell in love with it immediately. Chaplin had continued to make silent films well after ‘talkies’ had taken over movie theaters across the nation, and his work still… Read More Charles Chaplin’s Directorial Filmography