this thing you’re reading is going to have zero jump scares in three expedient little parts: 1. a micro-review of the 2017 movie IT 2. mini-musing on the meaning of IT 3. more mini-musing on how *any* good story “means” in a similar way so, here we go… IT Reviewed you know what IT was? super… [Read More]
Lots of people will flock to see a good film that doesn’t quite reach the bar set by its predecessor.
ScreenFish’s ‘month of magic’ concludes with a look at J.K. Rowling’s FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM! This week, Steve is joined by returnee Allen Forrest to talk about magic, truth and fear of the unknown. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some… [Read More]
In Milton’s Secret, eleven year old Milton (William Ainscough) seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders. His parents (Mia Kirshner and David Sutcliff) are constantly worried about business and finances. He’s bullied by his neighbor.
Early on in A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Charlie Brown tells both Linus and Lucy that he isn’t feeling the season. Linus (who is generally the source of wisdom in these situations) isn’t terribly receptive to his complaint, but Lucy pushes Charlie toward involvement – after diagnosing him as suffering from pantophobia. While it’s hard to doubt the genius… [Read More]
The Pilgrims and Native Americans have much to teach us in Saints and Strangers—and we still have much to learn.
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way now: you should run—not walk—to your nearest movie theater and go see Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out. It’s a unique and powerful tale that thrusts emotions and feelings into the spotlight, where they shine (in some cases literally) for the world to see. The premise… [Read More]