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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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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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Movie Matchups: Inception vs. Mary Poppins

Since I first saw Inception in theaters, it has been needling in my mind. Not because it’s a bad film, but because it is so creative and unique that I wanted so badly to come up with an equally creative … Continue reading

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