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Review: Parasite

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Show + Tell: Pain and Glory Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory is a story of an aging film director who is worried about whether his health will let him keep making movies. It’s about as close to an autobiographical film as Almodovar has ever made, although he cautions that it’s a mistake to take it as the literal gospel. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes Show & Tell

Show + Tell: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

he real story of The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is the story of Dagg’s battle against academic scientists and their fear of letting a woman into the club. Despite a brilliant record of publication, she was denied tenure in her native Canada and left the field completely. But the bright side is that history sometimes corrects its mistakes and that has happened to Anne Innis Dagg. Read More Read More
Show & Tell: The Farewell Show & Tell

Show & Tell: The Farewell

It’s always interesting when a movie says that it’s “based on real events,” because movie buffs (like me) can do a little research and uncover the events, giving me a chance to criticize the movie on a whole new level. No matter how tangled the events, I can usually count on Hollywood to oversimplify the storyline and wrap things up with a reality-flavored bow. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

We’re going to be doing a discussion of Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins on Wednesday night. Ivins’s best stuff was aimed at the Texas old-boy network, and the movie captures the changes in the dialogue about gender and other issues from the late '60s until her death in 2007. At least in Texas, it’s fair to say that she gave those changes a real boost. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Booksmart Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Booksmart

The movie is Booksmart, the story of two high school academic superstars on the eve of graduation who suddenly realize that they’ve been so responsible and goal-oriented that they’ve missed much of the fun their friends were having. Expect plenty of laughs, some heart-tugging moments, and even a few tears. Read More Read More
Show & Tell: Maiden Show & Tell

Show & Tell: Maiden

Okay, I usually write something in these invitations about the weather and the change of seasons and how movies can see us through these changes and blah, blah. But tomorrow night, we’re going to be discussing Maiden, a documentary about the first all-woman crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Read More Read More

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