Film

Swerve

Swerve

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Within the first five minutes of Craig Lahiff’s Swerve, not a single word is uttered and yet we’ve been introduced to many of the main players and their utmost desires. Its one of the single greatest rules of cinema, the notion of showing the audience, but not telling them directly, in order to create both […]

Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

When young superstar prosecuting attorney Mitch (Dominic Cooper; Captain America: The First Avenger) accidentally hits a pedestrian with his car, his life gets turned upside down.  Racked with guilt, he’s shocked to find out that not only did this man die, his body was found in the van of blue collar mechanic Clinton Davis (Samuel […]

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Kingdom of Conquerors

Kingdom of Conquerors

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

An aging Genghis Khan (Men Tu) has sent his top General (Le Geng) halfway around the world to retrieve an ancient Chinese master (Youliang Zhao) in the hopes he can provide him with a potion of immortality. I often tell my students when they begin writing their reports about historical figures to try to find […]

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Iron Sky – Director’s Cut

Iron Sky – Director’s Cut

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iron Sky has been on my must watch list for a while now.  I love really bad movies and you can tell from the trailer that this one is going to be one of the all time great bad movies.  The premise is simple enough: after World War II, the defeated Nazi regime retreated to […]

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100 Years of Wrigley Field

100 Years of Wrigley Field

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wrigley was originally known as Weeghman Park, after owner Charles Weeghman. The park was built for Weeghman’s Federal League team, the ChiFeds. The park was built relatively fast. It took 500 workers only six weeks to construct the facility. In 1919, William Wrigley, JR became the principal owner of both Weeghman Park and the National […]

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Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I knew literally nothing about this film going into it.  I didn’t know it was a documentary.  I didn’t know it was about Carine Roitfeld.  I didn’t know who Corine Roitfeld was.  Turns out she is a very famous French fashion editor.  After being the editor in chief of Vogue Paris for ten years, she […]

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Big History

Big History

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The opening credits of Big History urge us to think of time not as straight line, but as a web, with events separated across billions of years connected in complicated and intricate ways.  Each episode examines a fairly benign object or concept (salt, gold, extreme cold) and shows how that small yet tangible thing has […]

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End of the World

End of the World

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve seen a lot of Syfy original movies over the years.  Giant monsters, natural disasters, unnatural disasters, different kinds of unnatural disasters happening all at once, and so on.  End of the World is definitely one of my favorites, which isn’t to say it’s a good movie so to speak.  It’s just one of the […]

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What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy recently released the full-length feature film What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music. Directed by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg and shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York, the film is available worldwide on digital release on redbullmusicacademy.com. What […]

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The Last Day on Mars (2013)

The Last Day on Mars (2013)

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What starts out slow, quickly gains momentum in Ruairí Robinson’s film The Last Days on Mars.  A seven man crew is making their final preperations to return back to Earth after the first ever manned mission to Mars.  When two of the crew go out on their own for a private mission of their own, […]

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