Bo Burnham’s Movie Eighth Grade Explores Differences In Generation Z

Despite what box office numbers show, a film can make an impact without having a hero, archvillain, or CGI. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is one of these movies. The piece drops its audience into the everyday life of a middle schooler. Viewing preteen experiences in modern times is revelatory despite the unappealing concept of reliving adolescence.

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American Masters: Ted Williams PBS Documentary (2018)

There are few athletes more controversial than Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter was a generational lightening rod. He was a two time war hero, an enemy of the press and the fans, philanthropist, and curmudgeon. He was also one of the best hitters ever. He is the perfect subject for a film, but no Ted Williams revue could come close to touching his life. Such is the PBS documentary American Masters: Ted Williams.

Movie Review: Tolkien (2019)

The Lord Of The Rings novels are among the most beloved epics ever created. The gratifying movie Tolkien reviews the early life of their creator and shows how the author’s love of language and World War I service influenced his eventual masterpieces.

A Star Is Born Shows How Talent Elevates A Film

A Star Is Born is the third remake of a premise that first made its way into movie theaters in 1937. Even though the film has already been tweaked for Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, the latest iteration proves how talent elevates a story. Stunning acting by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga keeps the 2018 cut of A Star Is Born relevant.

A Star Is Born Trailer Reaction: Oscar Glory For Lady Gaga

Warner Brothers released the trailer for the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born yesterday. The film will be the third remake of a 1937’s A Star Is Born and is Cooper’s directorial debut. If the trailer is any indication, this will be an immensely popular movie that generates considerable Oscar buzz. 

Twisted Philly’s Look At Horror Movies In Pennsylvania

Sometimes you can take what happens in your own backyard for granted. Until recently, the list of horror films created in Pennsylvania is more incredible than I realized. Twisted Philly, the City of Brotherly Love’s most macabre-learning podcast, recently examined a handful of flicks that were shot in the Keystone State in the episode Horror In Twisted... Continue Reading →

Review: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is not a conventional war film. The movie uses sparse dialogue and stunning visuals to convey the feelings of the people involved in the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. There is no saving Private Ryan. No guns of Navarone. No Patton. It is a simplified version of The Longest Day that is brought... Continue Reading →

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