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2021 Summer movie wrap-up

2021 Summer movie wrap-up

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 18, 2021

2021 brought a lot of changes to the film industry. Not just in terms of putting production schedules off by at least a year, but for how movies are distributed and watched. Superhero spectacle movies,...

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Film Focus: Historical Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 26, 2021

Movies are ostensibly a kind of magic act. They can transport us to any time and place and get us emotionally invested in the lives of people who don't even exist! There are no movies that do this act...

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 11, 2020

While Christmas will probably look very different this year for a lot of people, we can at least count on one thing to stay the same – our favorite Christmas movies. However, there are so many Christmas...

Film Focus: Director's cuts

Film Focus: Director’s cuts

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 19, 2020

Making a movie in Hollywood can be a great way to realize your artistic vision, but studios will often step in and alter your work into something they deem to be more “marketable.” While this generally...

Film Focus: American Politics

Film Focus: American Politics

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 5, 2020

Election night might be over and done with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the “fun” going by watching a great movie involving the American political process. While there are many of these...

2020 Film recap and upcoming releases

2020 Film recap and upcoming releases

Thomas Farrell, Contributor October 21, 2020

While every industry has felt the crunch this year, none has felt it in quite the way the film industry has. Cinemas across the world are shut, attendance is down at ones that are open, film production...

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Film Focus: Horror Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor October 7, 2020

It’s October yet again, making it the perfect time to indulge in horror movies in the wee small hours of the morning, long past when you should’ve gone to bed. Here are a handful of my personal favorites...

Film focus: action movies

Film focus: action movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 24, 2020

Movie theaters are finally opening back up all across the US, but many of us are still apprehensive to go out or don’t think there’s anything worth watching. So rather than go out, we stay home and...

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Coronavirus and the movie industry

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 7, 2020

  Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the entire global economy. Markets are in chaos, people are being furloughed or outright losing their jobs, and anyone not laid off is working...

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global...

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Ben Dettmer February 20, 2020
We can count many more appearances from the endearing Bong Joon Ho in the future.
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