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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Five Things That Define a Classic Film
Guest blogger Katie writes: Trying to procrastinate from studying for my exam, I thought of what exactly makes a film a classic film. In this postmodern age, nothing is for certain, so I decided that what defines classics is not…Read more →
Ask Movie Irv: Do You Believe in the Auteur Theory?
Movie fans around the world have something to thank the French for (besides the movie Betty Blue): Ever since the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma promoted the idea that film directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, due to the very…Read more →
What’s Your Pick for Best Film of 2011?
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Five Foreign Film Favorites
New Year’s resolution: Watch more foreign films. Watching foreign cinema is a lot like eating your vegetables. You know you must do it to maintain a balanced and healthy diet, and while you may actually find you enjoy them once you taste…Read more →
The Hustler (1961): Movie Review
Guest blogger Alex DeLarge presents this look at 1961’s The Hustler: A pool shark leaves the little pond and is soon devoured by a larger fish. Robert Rossen directs this Cimmerian melodrama about a loser whose desire to win almost consumes his…Read more →
This Week In Film History, 12.25.11
December 31, 1903: Capital Execution is the first feature from what will be a thriving Danish film industry, until its decline during World War I. December 26, 1913: Less than two years after the sinking of the Titanic, the disaster…Read more →
Modern Times (1936): Movie Review
Guest blogger Simon Columb writes: Charlie Chaplin, above anything, was controversial. He was an artist who, through his success, shook the tree and commented on American freedom (The Immigrant) using a character known as “The Little Tramp.” Modern Times remains…Read more →
Ask Movie Irv: Have You Ever Walked Out on a Movie?
Taking offense; an unexpected emergency; sheer boredom…all reasons someone might give for walking out on a movie. It’s safe to say we’ve probably all done it at one time or another. When the exodus is not forced upon you—that is…Read more →
Santa Claus: Mean King of Jing-a-ling
St. Nick a meanie? Guest blogger Jessica Pickens explores Santa Claus as he’s seen in the movie Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and in TV’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).Read more →