Religion in Film: Revisiting My Childhood Trauma The Ten Commandments, 1956

This is part of a religion in film series, concerning spirituality in its many forms through a cinematic lens. In this article, I will be exploring Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film “The Ten Commandments”, a touchstone in the historical epic of the 1950s. The film stars Charlton Heston, Yul Breynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson […]

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Rebel Without A Cause

Jim: You live here don’t you? Judy: Who lives? We remember Rebel Without a Cause now because of James Dean. His Jim Stark has become synonymous with 50s cinema perhaps more than any other character. We remember the white t-shirt and red jacket he wore as the essence of 50s cool. Even if you haven’t […]

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Top 20 Favorite Films of 2018

Usually around this time of year, I say goodbye to the year that was in terms of movies. I was able to see much more films than usual this year which actually made this list of my favourite films very difficult. In fact I saw so many great films, many of which did not make […]

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I sometimes wonder how a film like “Playtime” can exist. Imagine being Jacques Tati going to a studio asking for financing to basically create your own city. The exteriors would be buildings big enough to pass for skyscrapers, while the interiors would be functional looking offices, restaurants, apartments and airports. All the while it would […]

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First Man Review

I don’t think we ever get to know Neil Armstrong in “First Man”, but I don’t think you’re supposed to. This isn’t a criticism of the film, rather it works as a strength. The film doesn’t try to understand Armstrong, or why he seemed so compelled to walk on the moon, but it does try […]

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