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Fiddler on the Roof’s Story Is in the Tradition of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single film in possession of a good story must be in want of a remake. Thus, we see the reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic story of manners Pride and Prejudice as a … Continue reading

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9 Variations on the ‘Nanny Fixes a Family’ Movie Plot

I’ve written about Mary Poppins and Uncle Buck recently, and those films got me thinking about their niche within the wider comedy genre. These are movies that follow what I call the “Nanny fixes a family” plot. A quirky nanny … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Truly Madly Deeply

Would you like a cathartic film to deal with the loss of Alan Rickman? Watch Truly Madly Deeply. It’s a refreshingly low-key ghost movie that came out the same year as Ghost, but attracted much less attention. It also came … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

Mary Poppins and the classic Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby” approach the problem of male suicide from two very different angles. Continue reading

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The Best Time-Travel Movie You’ve Never Heard of: Timescape

What I love about Timescape is that, like any good time-travel story, it isn’t about time travel. It’s about a father’s love for his daughter. The time travel is simply a vessel for exploring what a father would do to try to save his daughter. Continue reading

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The Most Brutally Honest Line in a Romantic Comedy Comes from The Wedding Singer

This five-word admission speaks volumes about the character who says it and about what a lot of people seem to be missing in their lives. Continue reading

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Why Terminator: Genisys Is a Good Movie

Terminator: Genisys ends the series on a high note by bringing back a lot of what made me love this series in the first place. It shows that all that stuff may be old, but it’ll never be obsolete. Continue reading

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