Harry and Snowman
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 […]
December 1, 2016 — After weeks of matches that ended in draws, Magnus Carlsen soundly defeated Sergey Karjakin in the tiebreaker round of the World Chess Championship to retain his title.The games are considered to have been among the most outstanding ever seen in match play.Although the two fought to a draw in the regulation games, the high-speed tie-breaker matches showed Magnus Carlsen to be stronger and more creative.This was the youngest pair of grandmasters ever to face off against one […]
December 1, 2016 —The Greasy Strangler is still attracting controversy.Russ Fischer of The Playlist discussed the talents and tastes of Jim Hosking, the director and writer of The Greasy Strangler with IndieWire: “Cinema history is marked by the efforts of a few genuine provocateurs and many would-be shock purveyors. But based on his latest feature, director Jim Hosking (“The ABCs of Death 2”) may have precisely the knack to create the uncomfortable, even vile visions required to step out into the front rank of […]
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