Trailer: When Marnie Was There

Trailer:  When Marnie Was There

A teasing (if familiar) look one of the upcoming features from Studio Ghibli

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Trailer: The Wind Rises

The North American trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s “Farewell Masterpiece,” The Wind Rises spends a lot of time telling you to see it, rather than truly showing you much. Images with little context, or explanation, any dialogue or spoken words silenced, instead, a pitch that will likely only appeal to folks who already know what the trailer is...

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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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The Future is Female – 2012 is the Year of the Empowered Girl

This year, girls are on top.

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Cinecast Episode 252 – Objectively Speaking

Super, extra special thanks to Patrick Ripoll of The Director’s Club Podcast for helping out with our spoiler(!) review of The Hunger Games in this episode. We get into a little bit of Ewan McGregor channeling Indiana Jones as he goes fly fishing and Kurt just reads books. We kick it old school this week though with a massive tangent right off the bat on...

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