Features

by / on August 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Lists

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CHOOSING CHARACTERS WISELY

Sometimes a main character’s success is contingent on being surrounded by equally successful supporting characters. Sometimes the best character in film history is made all the more unforgettable by amazing supporting characters. It’s not hard to find a movie that […]

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by / on August 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FIGHTING POWER

2009’s Fish Tank, starring newbie Katie Jarvis is an undeniably assertive drama about the role that power and exploitation plays in a young woman’s life. The film’s 15 year old protagonist, Mia, opens the story by convening an admirable toughness […]

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by / on August 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DIRECTING CHARACTER

Movie characters can be molded and shaped by a number of factors: source material, the aura of the actor playing the character, and the tone and style of the plot itself. Directors can also strongly affect the type of character […]

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by / on August 5, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: BEYOND THE LOVE

All movie failures can be summarized as a failure to achieve an intention, usually meaning one of two things: 1) a movie failed to be entertaining at all, on a fun, intellectual or emotional level, or 2), the movie had […]

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by / on August 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm / in Everything Else, Features

THE WORLD OF PIXAR REFERENCES

BY KYLE GREENWOOD Some filmmakers often enjoy placing a few in-jokes or references into their movies and it’s something that fans, movie buffs and eagle-eyed viewers can really appreciate. Of course when you’re a talented animator spending a good few […]

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by / on July 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STUFF

Do a search for “movie spy gadgets” and you’ll pull up a list of the very best tools used by the very best secret agents in the biz. Most of the film canon’s best heroes have some sort of invention […]

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by / on July 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THIS IS YOUR VOICE!

It’s apparent enough that across the board, equality doesn’t exist for women in the job market (just look at the wage gap). However, this truth is even more evident in certain fields of work, which last year’s gem, In A World, […]

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by / on July 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE REAL, REAR WINDOW MYSTERY

Ringing in another year (for this writer) generally makes me reflective on life itself and how people relate to each other. That may sound like this column’s focus each week, but this birthday week was an excuse to continue that […]

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by / on June 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: LADY CHARACTER BILL OF RIGHTS

Discussions abound about what makes a good female character in film. Namely, these discussions are born in the recognition of a lack of quality roles for women in movies. However, sometimes it’s as necessary to point out and discuss the good roles, as […]

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by / on June 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CHARACTER GOALS

Movies that aim to use their main characters to make a point can easily betray their goal with heavy-handedness, muddling their message by proclaiming it too loudly. As the round of 16 kicks off for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, […]

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