Tomorrowland: A Disney Masterpiece

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The amazing power of the human imagination — and its ability to entertain and amaze us — resonates throughout Disney’s new film Tomorrowland. In today’s world, where we are inundated with the inherent troubles of modern life, the film reminds us of the need for adventure and exploration at all ages. As my two children and I approached […]

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Play It Again: Caddyshack

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“Play It Again” is a series devoted to the review of great American films before 1980. Photograph / blurayauthority.com Caddyshack, 1980 – Directed by Harold Ramis, featuring Chevy Chase, Rooney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray. Okay… okay, I know, Caddyshack is not really a great American film, but please hear me out. We all love […]

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Reading “The Last Days of Video”

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When I saw this book at my local library, I immediately knew I was going to love it. The VHS tape cover art combined with the title’s reference to the seminal film “The Last Days of Disco” kicked my nostalgia senses into overdrive. This book grabbed me and said to me over and over “Be Kind […]

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Uncharted Filmhaüs: Reviewing ‘Una Noche’

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Welcome to Uncharted Filmhaüs: the magical land of films you’ll probably never watch. Una Noche Released 2012 – Director Lucy Mulloy Una Noche is more than just the standard story with a beginning, middle and end. Instead, it is a film that reveals several truths in, around and behind its central plot. Films that tell […]

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A Unique Think Piece About “Gone Girl”

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NO SPOILERS – DON’T WORRY. Look, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the first to come up with a think piece about Gone Girl, director David Fincher‘s recent blockbuster thriller based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. Most of those think pieces have focused on whether or not the film’s portrayal of Amy (Rosamund […]

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Uncharted Filmhaüs: Reviewing ‘Frances Ha’

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Welcome to Uncharted Filmhaüs: the magical land of films you’ll probably never watch. Frances Ha Released 2013 – Writer/Lead Actress Greta Gerwig; Writer/Director Noah Baumbach “I’m sorry, I’m not a real person yet.”  – Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha While it is almost certain that most people will probably never fully understand or appreciate Greta […]

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