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Ten Scary Film Females

Posted by Sophie Bell August 19, 2013 0 Comment 3642 views

There’s really no shortage of Scary Film Females (see our very own Kick Ass Ladies in Film series, if you don’t believe it). But you know what? It’s still fun to list ’em! 10. Shosanna Dreyfus, Inglourious Basterds Young Shosanna manages to escape an attack at the hands of “the Jew hunter” during the second […]

Indie Watch: The Winking Boy

Posted by Sean Fitzpatrick July 28, 2013 0 Comment 4941 views

A rest and rehabilitation facility isn’t an obvious setting for a comedy. Most narratives about the infirm, their caregivers, and their surroundings focus on tragic circumstances, but those sad stories often omit scenes that would present even the slightest possibility of laughter and joy, and thereby misrepresent the human face of rest home patients and […]

Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2013: Educazione Siberiana (2013)

Posted by Jeremy Prober July 4, 2013 0 Comment 9128 views

Educazione Siberiana, directed by Italian Gabriele Salvatores, is a drama based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria. If by drama they mean that the plot will be nonsensical and full of holes, then they’ve hit the nail on the head. In Educazione Siberiana, John Malkovich, […]

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2013: Valentine Road (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 22, 2013 0 Comment 7084 views

In 2008, the seaside town of Oxnard, California, was rocked by the shooting death of Lawrence “Larry” King, a 15-year-old biracial, LGBTQ student at the hands of his white, 14-year-old classmate Brandon McInerney. The tragedy at the heart of this story is quickly lost as details emerge and finger pointing starts. Was this a hate […]

Watch It: The Great Gatsby (1926)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 8, 2013 3 Comments 7869 views

Speaking of The Great Gatsby, I thought we could take a minute to talk about the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby from 1926. The film was directed by Herbert Brenon, produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky, and distributed by Paramount. Warner Baxter starred as Jay Gatsby, Lois Wilson as Daisy Buchanan, Neil Hamilton as […]

Betty Grable: Pin Up Girl (1944)

Posted by Christina Stewart April 24, 2013 0 Comment 13103 views

  “You’re my little pin up girl, Honestly you are, To me you have the grace of an angel, The face of a movie star, You’re my little pin up girl”     Was there a more popular pin up girl than Betty Grable? After posing in her bathing suit with that come hither over-the-shoulder […]

Casablanca test

Posted by Brandy Dean March 4, 2013 4 Comments 4478 views

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including […]

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