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Daily Archives: January 17, 2016

With the advent of commercially marketed films, in the early 1900s, there were public calls from religious groups for government regulation of the film industry. According to the ACLU’s webpage on film censorship, beginning in 1909 a National Board of Censorship representing various Protestant denominations was established and called for the regulation of commercial films. The powerful Women’s Christian Temperance… Read more »

17 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Jennifer Connelly was born in New York’s Catskill Mountains on December 12, 1970. Most people recognize her from “Requiem for a Dream”, but she took part in many films before that. She is an only child and she was raised by her father Gerard and her mother Eileen in a religious Catholic household. She began modeling at 10, appearing on… Read more »

17 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

After a year full of so many documentaries about compelling topics, it is difficult to compile a list of the ten best documentaries of 2015, but there are certainly a few that stood out. While many of the films were biographical films of well-known personalities, there were also a few that succeeded in bringing forward powerful stories of ordinary people…. Read more »

17 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists