Author Archive: Caress Thirus

Caress is a grad student from Chicago who has a deep fascination with film. Her love for movies began as an undergraduate at Roosevelt University, where her teacher suggested she write a movie review. Caress' favorite genres include indie dramas, foreign films, experimental films, and psychological thrillers. When she's not watching movies, Caress enjoys writing, photography, travel, fashion and music.

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Upstream Color

Upstream Color

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nature is powerful. Many would agree that the world around us possesses special power, and that the aspects of nature that we are oblivious or accustomed to may possess more power than we are capable of understanding. Upstream Color is a beautifully bizarre exploration into the unknown. It addresses absentmindedness and unexplained occurrences and coincidences […]

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Missed Connections

Missed Connections

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The internet has made it a lot easier to generate relationships. On top of dating sites, there are social networking sites, apps, and one of the easiest technologies to utilize: local “missed connections” sites. These sites, which allow people living in a certain area to find the charming strangers-in-passing that they were infatuated with for […]

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Clandestine Childhood

Clandestine Childhood

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clandestine Childhood is a story of strength in a world that is teetering on the edge of chaos. The beautiful, simplistic cinematography captures the world through the eyes of a child. Set in Argentina in 1975, Clandestine Childhood is the story of a young boy named Juan whose parents are activists during the Dirty War. […]

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Behind The Orange Curtain

Behind The Orange Curtain

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prescription drug dependency is an epidemic that is taking over the United States. The abuse of prescription medications has already claimed more lives than car accidents in America annually. 40 years ago, prescription drugs were not nearly as common as they are now, and dependency on them was something millions thought impossible. But a new […]

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Herman’s House

Herman’s House

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I’m not a lawyer. I’m not rich, I’m not powerful, but I am an artist, and I knew that the only way to get him out of prison was to get him to dream.” Many argue that the judicial system is broken, and Herman’s House is no doubt fire on that debate’s flame. Prison is […]

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11 Flowers

11 Flowers

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Coming of age stories are nothing new, but coming of age near the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1978 makes for a great story. 11 Flowers is a story about 11-year-old Wang Han, who lived in Southeast Asia with his father, mother, and sister during the revolution. It was no doubt a memorable […]

56 Up

56 Up

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Experiences make great stories; how much better if they are captured on camera? In an ingenious and creative move, documentary filmmaker Michael Upted decided to interview a group of 7-year-olds about their views on life and their hopes for the future. The project began in 1964, and aired as a television special. But like a […]

She Wants Me

She Wants Me

| October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ah, the beautiful people of Hollywood. The fast paced lifestyles, star studded conversations, and celebrity nose rubbing opportunities are endless, but it takes some work to get to that point. She Wants Me is a twisty rom com full of surprises, unfortunately they’re the surprises that you’d expect in every basic rom com. There’s really […]

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I Heart Shakey

I Heart Shakey

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Any pet owner will tell you that after a while, a pet becomes more than just a pet. It becomes a member of the family. I Heart Shakey is a film that gets right to the heart of that matter and will make pet owners everywhere cheer for the brave protagonists in the film. And […]

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Escape

Escape

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one time or another: why do bad things happen to good people? Although this question is not directly answered in Escape, it is explored, and the film is sure to leave viewers reconsidering where the line between “good” and “bad” is drawn, and realizing just how subtle […]