Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fargo: Who Knew Murder Could Be So Fun?

Fargo, is a film that defies the convention and logic of traditional cinema, yet still manages to work. No one wants to see Minnesota in winter—it’s a frozen hell-scape in my opinion. Nor do most people who want to watch … Continue reading

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  Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo takes a humorous, dark twist on the crime movie. The film is set in Minnesota where Jerry, a car salesman, hires two thugs Carl and Gaear (Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife … Continue reading

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Bonnie & Clyde: Comedy, Tragedy, or Both?

When Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are handed a pair of machine guns, you are left with director Arthur Penn’s tragedy-yet-comedy, Bonnie & Clyde. Faye Dunaway stars as the seductive and restless Bonnie Parker who falls fast and hard for Warren … Continue reading

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Mike Nichols Captures the Reality of Emotions Post-Grad in The Graduate

Mike Nichols, a director seeking to prove himself, did just that.  Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is a recent graduate with much talent and promise.  He is every parent’s dream son: a scholar in college and a star athlete.  He loses … Continue reading

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Larry David’s Genius Mind

If you have seen either Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm, you are aware of Larry David’s talents as a writer/producer and as an actor, however it is not until you have seen both series that you truly understand how talented … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife

If you haven’t watched Call the Midwife, you definitely should consider doing so– particularly if you’re interested in shows that place women at the helm both in the writers’ room and in the actual program. The British show (which airs on PBS) … Continue reading

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The Office: U.K. vs. U.S.A

Samantha Moore The Office is undoubtedly one of America’s most loved shows. However, our beloved mockumentary did not get its start in the U.S.–it was based off of the U.K. version also called The Office. I have seen every episodes of both … Continue reading

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