Category: Movies

  • Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

    Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

    When I was seventeen, my boyfriend and I wanted to go see a movie. (I know, shocker.) It had already made it through the “main” theaters and was now at the dollar theater, which—before this night—had never carded me and I’d already seen a couple R-rated films there. But, apparently, someone somewhere had gotten in […]

  • Lost in the Corn Fields

    Lost in the Corn Fields

    When I was little, my greatest fear was getting lost. Yet, despite this being THE most terrifying circumstance I could imagine, I forced my mother to read a children’s book called Bambi Gets Lost. It was one of those Disney Kid book club books and it was my favorite. Strange selection, right? If your greatest […]

  • Sitting in (Non) Silence with Nosferatu

    Sitting in (Non) Silence with Nosferatu

    Ninety-nine years ago Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was released, bringing the grotesque, lanky, crooked-fingernailed, figure of Max Schrek’s Count Orlok to life. Directed by F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu is now regarded as a groundbreaking piece of cinema. I’ve been meaning to watch it for a long time and this past Saturday night I finally watched […]

  • Movies as “Cliff’s Notes”

    Movies as “Cliff’s Notes”

    When Game of Thrones released on HBO, I watched it religiously. Like millions of others, I ate up season one. Gobbled it. So tasty. I loved, and still love, the characters (#TeamSansa), the style, the plot twists. And here is where I have to admit an unpopular thing. I’d started – or tried to start […]