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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: Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Story: After going into hiding to avoid the shame of a flubbed mission years before, an older Johnny English is trained in martial arts by monks and called back into action to catch a ring of assassins. Review: The comedy … 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: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Story: In a society of limited birthrate, a couple whose son is in a coma adopts the first robot child ever designed to feel love. When the couple’s son reawakens, the robot boy (guided by a literal belief in fairytales) … 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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Weekly Mini-Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Story: When a member of a CIA office for reading and analyzing published material for hidden codes returns from a lunch run to find the whole building has been wiped out by a hit squad, he is forced to go … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

  Story: When he goes away to college, a boy packs some of his toys in the attic – causing them to think about running away. When they all accidentally end up at a daycare center, they meet yet another … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Story: A young martial arts movie geek finds that he’s destined to save ancient China as its savior. Basically, The Last Starfighter with Kung Fu. Review: Those who watch this just to see Jackie Chan perform his usual stunning choreography … Continue reading

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The 100 Movies Every Film Student Should See

All of the film production students in my program were emailed a list of 100 films recommended by the faculty. I thought this was such a fun idea that I decided to make my own – using my own criteria. … Continue reading

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