Tag Archives: Movies

Role Model, Not Runway Model

I’ve heard a great deal about the new movie, Wonder Woman, based on the old DC comic. All over Facebook, everywhere I look, people are kvelling over it, so I figured I’d better go see it before I heard so much … Continue reading

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Why Can’t You Just Watch the Movie?

There two kinds of people in the world: the people who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the people who don’t. (**Rimshot**) Okay: Among the many binary categorizations of humans, one that I run into a lot … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty: A Very Short Review

By Brenda Clough This is a fascinating and intense movie that pulls off an interesting trick.  You know how it ends — we all do, except for those of you who only just now got out of your Tibetan monastery … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Moneyball and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Why are these two movies reviewed together? Do they have anything in common besides the fact that they are products of Hollywood’s genius? No. Why mash ‘em up, then? Because I happened to watch them back to back and they’re … Continue reading

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Beyond Grimm Goes to the Movies: Shooting Princess Dancer

by Sue Lange I survived the shoot and I had fun, but I have to say I’m glad it’s over. I’m exhausted, drained, worn out, bereft, and confused. I mean that in a good way, of course. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Beyond Grimm on Location

by Sue Lange Continued from Beyond Grimm: Making a Movie Kevin and Tracy are famous in our town for a narrative film they put together called “Location, Location.” It’s a cute 19 minute promotional piece they did for the local … Continue reading

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Beyond Grimm: Making a Movie

by Sue Lange I tried hard to not make a movie, I really did. I made one two years ago, so I knew what it was all about. It was during my experimental phase, when I was young and daring … Continue reading

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Beyond Grimm Goes to the Movies

By Sue Lange When Deborah and Phyllis put out the call for stories for an anthology based on known fairy tales, I hesitated. Fairy tales? Those fables our ancestors thought up sometime after the dawn of civilization and used to … Continue reading

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Rewriting history — or how Alice Guy created the cinematic medium

It is possible that women are the David Bowies of innovation.    They leap into the beginning of something — did you know that the first computer programmers were women? — and then, after satisfying their curiosity, blithely move along to … Continue reading

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Short Movie Review – Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze Girls is not a movie based on an anime.  It is a live-action anime based on a novel.  It has sight gags and bizarre characters, weird plot twists and plot threads carefully placed in the first act that reappear … Continue reading

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