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American Car Movie Week Day 2: George Lucas' American Graffiti

Today I watched George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973)

This film plays out over a September night in the final days of summer vacation in Modesto.  Curt and Steve had both graduated the year previous and are now in the final moments of preparation to fly off for college.   272 more words

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Dave McKean's MirrorMask

Today I watched Dave McKean’s MirrorMask (2004)

While most kids dream of running away to join the circus, Helena, our main character, wants to run away from the circus.   694 more words

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Wes Anderson Week Day 3: Moonrise Kingdom

Today I watched Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom continues Wes Anderson’s love of story artifice and mimics an old timey boy’s adventure book.  Taking place on a small island community in the Sixties, the film follows Sam and Suzy, two disenfranchised yet precocious children who run away together.   354 more words

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I just watched this lovely little film with my daughter. An ‘easy to be with’ film.


AAAFF 2015: “Seoul Searching:” fun, nostalgic, and hopeful

Warning: minor spoilers ahead

Nostalgic for the ‘80s? Love foreign films? Want to reminisce on teen fun and angst? Korean-American writer/director Benson Lee’s coming-of-age romantic comedy… 547 more words

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