Occultober – Day 2 – The Believers

Occultober – Day 2 – The Believers

The Believers Oscar winning director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) comes to the Satanic Panic party way late in the game, albeit there was a bit of a mini-revival in 1987 (Jacob’s Ladder, Angel Heart, and two others that will come up later on this month.) The Believers has a shocker of an opening involving a coffee pot and a puddle of milk which...

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Occultober – Day 1 – Race With The Devil

Occultober – Day 1 – Race With The Devil

Over the course of October we will be offering suggestions on cult films to watch. And by cult films, we mean films about cults, even though many of these films have cult followings in their own right.

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Film Studies Job Interview: Select One Film From Each Decade

Film Studies Job Interview: Select One Film From Each Decade

Let’s play make-believe. You’re applying for a position as a high school film studies teacher. What movie from each decade are you going to select to show?

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Musical Top Ten for 2013

artwork manipulation courtesy of Spin. Of course we’re all about the movies around here. But we also have day jobs (some of us). And we also have to get to the theater in a car or bus with stereo/iPod jamming; which means the amount of actual minutes consuming music vastly outweighs our movie watching. So throughout the year we take note of what sounds...

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Row Three Favorite Films (2013)

For what is probably the first time in RowThree history we were actually able to get our acts together and dish out the annual “best of” list in a timely manner (i.e. before February). Everyone on the team contributed their version of what stood out most in 2013 through the eye of cinema. Mostly in the form of a Top Ten list, but there are some...

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My Movie Moments of 2013

. Though I didn’t keep very good track throughout the past 12 months, I think I’ve cobbled together some of my favourite moments from 2013′s films as well as some older movies I saw for the first time. So here’s a random walk through them…   2013 films: Best spine-tingling, goose-bump raising moment of the year: Merry...

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10 Teachers You Wish Had Taught You

This is a repost from the weeks leading up to the 2011 school year, but its just as appropriate now as it was then. Who did we miss? Who shouldn’t have been included? Join in on the discussion! With young people all over rushing to Wal-Marts and K-Marts and Targets to purchase their backpacks and pencils and pocket protectors, and with teachers gearing up...

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The Top Five Casino Films

The black ties and sparkling ball gowns, the black and red of the roulette wheel, the deep green baize of the tables. It’s easy to see why directors want to use casinos as the backdrop for their movies. Some of the greatest and bestselling films of the last few years have featured casinos. We look at the top five casino films. 1. Casino From the incredible...

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Where Have All the Fathers Gone? Good Dads are Rare in Cinema

Fathers on film get short shrift as role models. This may be that movies, or rather screenplays need drama, and drama usually spells conflict. So if it is a movie where fatherhood is a theme, Dad is portrayed as either clueless (The Ice Storm, Back To The Future, disengaged (The Incredibles) or overprotective (Finding Nemo), faltering morally (The Bicycle...

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My 13 Most Anticipated Films of 2013

. In honour of finally seeing a 2013 movie that I’ve been eager to catch (Chan-wook Park’s Stoker – which was a heaping batch of candy and colour coated fun), I thought I would lay out some of the films I’m most excited to see in 2013. I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch (I’ve heard that Lucretia Martel has a new one coming...

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