Media arts professor Eugene Martin tells the story of three women who are surprised by the kind of information that can shift identities and expose a previously pedestrian life to a harsh new political glare.
This week’s titles bring spooky thrills home for kiddos and films studios hoped would have Oscar voters salivating.
Wouldn’t the Arctic be a great place to live? Don’t we all long for those infamous snowpocalypse days where you never have to de-robe and can binge-watch all those Netflix shows you’ve been meaning to catch up on?
There are few great modern war stories captured on film compared to the cinematic tales from Vietnam, World War II and the American Civil War. Historical conflicts are far easier to frame and less fraught with political pitfalls than the wars that made headlines yesterday. This may be why the modern war genre is slim compared to historical dramas.
Looking for an inspirational film to watch with your family? One capable of sharing beautiful life lessons of hope and courage? Consider Susie’s Hope, a Dove Foundation family-approved film.
Long before the anticipated release of Concussion, Sony Pictures was under fire for leaked emails which gave the impression parts of the movie would be softened by its December release to avoid upsetting the National Football League.
From a sweeping epic of survival and revenge to a heartbreaking portrait of a late musician, the best films of 2015 have brought screenplays to life with astounding care that still left room for stunning artistic expression.
How can we get excited for this week’s releases after coming off the thrilling high that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Whether you want it or not, Christmas is here and we still have some rather big movies hitting theaters before we say goodbye to 2015. Get ready for Concussion, Daddy’s Home, The Hateful Eight and Joy.
Few franchises capture every generation at once. Some children’s movies may include sly puns for the parents watching along, but rare is the grown man or woman eagerly awaiting the next Spy Kids or the kid thoroughly captivated by 2001: A Space Odyssey. Star Wars is one of the few exceptions.
This week, we begin in 1776:
This week, we begin at the poker table:
If dinosaurs were still around, there’s no doubt many of us would probably have one as a pet. Whether small and friendly to cuddle with or big and mean to scare unwelcome guests, these prehistoric animals would make great companions. In its latest animated tale, however, Pixar reverses the idea and crafts a wonderful world where dinos can keep humans as pets. The Good Dinosaur had all the signs of being a doomed movie: delayed release, production fumbles and a story that doesn’t exactly roar “original.” But, as usual, Pixar manages to shock, surprise and pack an emotional wallop in its cannon.
We all know the rote formula of boxing films, and Creed doesn’t push those boundaries much. An underdog wants to make a name for himself, undergoes training montages, pays lip service to a throwaway love story and enters one big bout to reach the top. However, every now and then a sports film finds that sweet spot of balancing both action and drama. Once in a while, the fights in a film are justified with stories full of enough crushing emotion that they become all the more intense and gratifying. Creed is that film. Extending the highly regarded Rocky franchise into a spinoff involving the previously unseen son (Michael B. Jordan
This week, we begin in the late 1940s:
This week, we begin with Seymour:
This week, we begin in 1968: