Posts tagged "Film"

40 more documentary film recommendations

40 more documentary film recommendations
I love documentary films. Recently a few friends have asked for recommendations for documentaries to watch. The good news is I have a list of 40 fascinating documentaries; the bad news is that list is from 2012! It’s still a good list if you haven’t seen all the films on it, but I’ve seen a... Read more »

My 25 most rewatchable movies of all time

Over the weekend* I saw a post from FiveThirtyEight supposedly listing The 25 Most Rewatchable Movies of All Time. They polled people and come up with a list that was topped by Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Lord of the Rings, and Gone with the Wind.  As tends to... Read more »

A spoiler-free list of all the times the Wonder Woman movie made me cry

A spoiler-free list of all the times the Wonder Woman movie made me cry
Um, have you seen the Wonder Woman movie? I saw it last night, and it was as awesome as I had heard. The movie brought tears to my eyes, sometimes out of sadness but usually due to pure elation. I want to share that experience, but I realize that not everyone has seen the movie, which... Read more »
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40 women whose stories should be told more often

At the Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain spoke out about the need for more female storytellers. She said watching the portrayals of women in films at the festival was “disturbing.” You can see her full remarks in this video (as tweeted by director, writer, and producer Ava DuVernay). Say that, @jes_chastain. pic.twitter.com/H7QHnEE5JA — Ava DuVernay... Read more »

My mom was a zombie

A guest post by Curt Connolly One of my favorite Halloween memories isn’t really Halloween specific, but It’s close enough in theme and timing, that I hope you can let it slide. My mother is definitely the type of person who needs to be doing things all the time, be it at work or home.... Read more »

A pop culture geek’s guide to graveyards

A guest post by Ringa Sunn It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And if you’re anything like me, the Halloween season means lots of trips to pumpkin patches, bonfires, haunted attractions, and all other things spooky. As a (only slightly obsessive) Halloween addict and a self-admitted giant dork for all things pop culture,... Read more »
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(Far fewer than) fifty shades of inappropriate movie crushes

(Far fewer than) fifty shades of inappropriate movie crushes
Since the movie Fifty Shades of Grey was released there has been a lot of talk online about whether the film and book depict a healthy BDSM relationship or abuse. I can’t say much about that since I haven’t seen the movie or read the book, but even if Fifty Shades of Grey depicts abuse I can’t really criticize... Read more »

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants
I’m not a fan of the “leggings as pants” trend, and I know I am not alone. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised that leggings as pants has emerged in fashion. Science fiction (sci-fi) movies and TV shows have been warning us for decades that leggings as pants is the look of the future. Well, the... Read more »

The Internet's Own Boy: A movie everyone online should see

The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about computer prodigy, Internet pioneer, and activist hacker Aaron Swartz, but even if you’ve never heard of Aaron Swartz you should see this movie. The story has implications beyond the short life of one man. Through the passion, drama, and tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s life The Internet’s Own... Read more »
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What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?

What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?
In the movie Say Anything Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) decribes his career aspirations like this: I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair... Read more »