Harry and Snowman
December 5, 2016 — The three most famous ghosts in literature are undoubtedly the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future from Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol.In fact, of the 5 Christmas stories Dickens would write throughout his career, 4 of them were ghost stories.An odd and unforeseen consequence of Dickens’ classic stories, however, is that ghost stories and Christmas have become linked.It’s a bit counterintuitive, this intermingling of Christmas cheer and scariness. But it is, by this […]
December 5, 2016 — Comedies can rarely boast a cast equal to the one in Addicted to Fresno.Judy Greer, (The Hebrew Hammer, Ant Man), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Orange Is the New Black), Ron Livingston (Swingers, The Time Traveler’s Wife), Aubrey Plaza (About Alex, Parks and Recreation), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Allison Tolman (Fargo) and Clea DuVall (American Horror Story) — combine their distinctive comic sensibilities in an off-kilter comedy you definitely have not seen before.Judy Greer (Shannon) and Natascha Lyonne (Martha) play sisters; Martha, the responsible […]
December 2, 2016 — This is one of the truly great classics.Fritz Lang, who was one of the greatest and most original of the early film directors, considered this to be his masterpiece.The plot is chilling. Beckert, (who is played by the unique Peter Lorre, star of The Maltese Falcon, Beat the Devil, Secret Agent, My Favorite Brunette), is a serial killer who preys on small children. He is loose on the streets of Berlin. Anxious mothers wait for their children to […]
December 2, 2016 — Reviewer’s of director Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl got more than they expected.Glamour: “What makes this debut great is that the hazy rush of drug-addled scenes and sexual encounters runs on an undeniably strong political backbone of judicial injustice, gender dynamics, and racial profiling. It’s a must see.”NME said of the film when it premiered, “When the trailer for White Girl landed in July, it was clear that when the full film arrives later this year, the Helen Lovejoys [from […]
December 1, 2016 — For quakers, following their beliefs has often put them at odds with the society they lived in.When America has gone to war, many quakers found themselves unable to fight, believing steadfastly in pacifism; some were imprisoned for their refusal to serve. But the Quaker ideals permitted them to perform countless hours of relief work and service.Believing in equality, they were among those who helped slaves escape before the Civil War; Quakers also provided classes to teach escaped […]
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