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Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

Movies can be overlooked for many reasons: The passage of time Bad timing upon initial release No advertising/promotion/backing from the studio Movie is sold to a different distributor Not having a wide theatrical release No award nominations Movie never finds wide appeal Whatever the reason, it is fun to go back and look at those films that may have not… Read more »

22 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Nowadays Hollywood is apparently terrified of any original ideas. Every film is seemingly based on some existing property. Whether it be based on a comic book, a reboot of an old franchise or continuing the story of an existing film. This may be a good business model but the final product often ends up being disappointing. There are countless sequels… Read more »

22 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

“Since Double Indemnity, the two most important words in motion pictures are ‘Billy’ and ‘Wilder.’” – Alfred Hitchcock   Double, double, toil, and trouble Depending on who you ask, Double Indemnity –– one of the earliest A-budget studio noirs –– and the hard-boiled desperate dame and greedy man at its black and broken center, may well measure and amount to… Read more »

22 August 2016 | Features, Reviews

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress— such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences (American Psychological Association). However, even though resilient people can survive the tragedies they have endured, it does not mean… Read more »

22 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists