Remembering Stars of the Golden Age: Eleanor Parker (1922-2013)

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Remembering Stars of the Golden Age: Eleanor Parker (1922-2013)

"For me, her greatest performance came in the 1951 William Wyler film noir, Detective Story. In it, she played the wife of the troubled and zealous detective played by Kirk Douglas. The role, if played by others, would have come off as either too melodramatic or restrained. She gives the perfect balance of perceived weakness and fear." 

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List: OSCAR SEASON: Best Foreign Film

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List: OSCAR SEASON: Best Foreign Film

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It's a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” –Amélie (France, 2001)

Join Trevor as he reflects on the Academy award nominated best foreign films, and get ready for Oscar night this weekend!

 

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Film Review: The Great Beauty (2013)

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Film Review: The Great Beauty (2013)

"As someone who has had to endure mediocre schlock for the past two months, The Great Beauty (2013) is a bright beacon of filmmaking that illuminated the winter despair. Without ever feeling too pretentious or art house, the film manages to strike a balance between entertainment and art effectively." 

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Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

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Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

"The Lego Movie has it all: the chosen one, Emmet, the magister Vitruvius, the evil robotic minions, pirates, cowboys and the one and only Batman. The parallel universes actually are the various Western, Marine and Space themes that the beloved Danish toy has been advertising for ages." Get nostalgic with this review of The Lego Movie by CINSSU blogger Lola Borissenko!

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Film Review: Non-Stop (2014)

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Film Review: Non-Stop (2014)

"The film, it goes without saying, has a simple plot and story but it tries to add emotional back story and heft for a few characters. Needless to say it’s hard to take any of it seriously. The emotion is pure sentimentality and it feels forced and manipulative."

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The Seventh Art and CINSSU Present: the Andrzej Bujalski Retrospective

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The Seventh Art and CINSSU Present: the Andrzej Bujalski Retrospective

"On February 3rd and 4th of 2014 CINSSU presented, along with The Seventh Art, a retrospective of the work of Andrzej Bujalski--the "Godfather of Mumblecore"." Catch up on our recent look back to the films of director Andrzej Bujalski with event photos, media coverage, and a film review of Funny Ha Ha (2002) by CINSSU blogger Zubin Ali.

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Mongrel Media Presents: Tim's Vermeer (2013)

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Mongrel Media Presents: Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically--150 years before the invention of photography? 

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