Best French Films (1)
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Best French Films (1)

1. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (1991). Krzysztof Kieslowski’s most poetic, mythological film tells the story of two physically identical women whose lives and minds are connected in some enigmatic way. Weronika is a Polish singer who lives impulsively and yet briefly; Veronique is a French teacher who lives cautiously, learning from the mistakes of, … Continue reading

In Defense of the B-Horror Film
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In Defense of the B-Horror Film

“The Giant Spider Invasion” (1975) Written by Kate Everson — Quills & Typewriters Just weeks ago, Twitter was taken over by audience reactions to American TV network SyFy’s made-for-TV movie, Sharknado. “Shark-NATO?” you ask. “As in, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with sharks taking on various diplomatic roles?” No, I mean “Shark-NADO,” as in, “Take … Continue reading

Best Romantic Comedies (1)
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Best Romantic Comedies (1)

  1. CRAZY, STUPID LOVE (2011).  Shakespearean in nature and filled with an amazing cast, “Crazy, Stupid Love” is a quintessential rom-com.  Starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid Love” mixes miscommunications and misinterpretations into contemporary California.  Emily (Moore) asks Cal (Carell) for a divorce because she had an affair.  Cal’s whole world … Continue reading

Best Modern Bands (1)
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Best Modern Bands (1)

   1. BRIGHT EYES.  A Nebraskan indie-rock band founded by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. The band consists of Oberst, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott and multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, as well as a rotating line-up of collaborators primarily drawn from Omaha’s indie music scene. Notable songs: Take it Easy; June on the West Coast; From a Balance Beam.    2. OKKERVIL RIVER. An indie-rock band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1998, the band … Continue reading