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Weekly Mini-Review: Bananas (1971)

Story: A nebbish product-tester pretends to be interested in loopy political groups to impress a girl. When the relationship falls through, he takes an already planned trip to a small Latin American country and gets forced into becoming part of … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: On Golden Pond (1981)

Story: Family dynamics between an old couple, their daughter, and the son of her husband-to-be change when everyone visits during a summer at the family cabin. Review: The cinematography in this movie is absolutely phenomenal: indoor, outdoor, and nature photography … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Hidaway (1995)

Story: Near death experiences link the mind of a suburban husband and father with that of a kwazy serial killer who goes after teenage girls – directing the killer’s attentions toward the man’s daughter. Review: The first time I saw … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Mister Frost (1990)

Story: A nutty serial killer, or possibly Satan, drives a female psychiatrist and a cop loopy. Review: Goldblum does a good job of being cheerfully creepy, but the other actors fall short, and the ending, sadly, has no witty turnabout … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Story: Upon the death of a wealthy Englishman, his son denies any inheritance to his step mother and his three half-sisters. This forces them to move to the country, where husbands are slimmer pickings. The two older sisters chase men, … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Precipitation of Fairy Tale Rip offs

At first the sudden appearance TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time seemed fallout from the not one but two movies about Snow White made in the last year or so. But that was only the beginning. Now … Continue reading

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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Escape Artist (1982)

Story: A young drifter uses his skills as a magician and escape artist to get along in life, and gets tangled up with a crime ring along the way. Review: The Escape Artist is a neat little movie. It’s one … Continue reading

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What is Feminist Media?

There seem to be several different definitions for the term “feminist cinema,” (or TV, as the case may be). To some, unfortunately, it means films with self-proclaimed “bitches” who spend an hour-and-a-half man-bashing, complaining about cosmetics/shaving and other methods of hair removal/magazine … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Christmas Movies?

In going to watch a movie the other day, I noticed a distinct lack of holiday/Christmas movies in theaters. There are about two that I know of (Arthur Christmas and A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas), but other than … Continue reading

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