Category: Film

5 Fascinating Facts About William Shakespeare You Didn’t Know

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.-William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is one of the most famous playwrights in history, known for his iconic works such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. However, there are many lesser-known facts about his life that are just as fascinating. From his lost play to his …

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December 23rd Birthday Love: Trần Anh Hùng

French-Vietnamese film director Trần Anh Hùng was born on this day in 1962 in Da Nang, Vietnam. He moved to France at the age of 12, and later attended university as a philosophy major. However, after seeing the movie A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson, Hùng changed his studies to film and photography. He started creating …

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Happy Winter Solstice!

It’s officially winter today, and I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and enchanted winter holiday season! The winter solstice, also referred to as “midwinter” and “the longest night,” is the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight and the longest night for those on the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, it marks the …

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13 Classic Movies for a Spooky Halloween Night

It’s not easy to create a horror movie that doesn’t rely solely on sudden loud noises or gore to shock viewers, which is perhaps why so few films in the horror genre rise above mediocre. A movie like Carrie has some wonderful scenes, but the overall mood is ruined by shifts in tone as if it can’t …

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August 13th Birthday Love: Alfred Hitchcock

“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” -Alfred Hitchcock

July 26th Birthday Love: Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born on this day, July 26, 1928, in Manhattan, New York, NY 🎈 “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However …

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July 14th Birthday Love: Ingmar Bergman

Happy birthday to Swedish film director, screenwriter, producer and playwright Ingmar Bergman, born on this day July 14, 1918 in Uppsala, Sweden 🎈 “Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” -Ingmar Bergman

April 1st Birthday Love: Toshiro Mifune

Today is the birthday of the Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, who was born on April 1, 1920 in Qingdao, Shandong, China, where his parents were Japanese Methodist missionaries. He grew up working in his dad’s photography shop and his knowledge of photography helped land him a position in Aerial Photography in the Imperial Japanese Army around the year 1939.  In …

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February 20th Birthday Love: Sidney Poitier

Happy birthday to the wonderful Sidney Poitier, born on this day February 20, 1927 in Miami, Florida. Some of his most loved film performances include his roles in Blackboard Jungle, The Defiant Ones, Lilies of the Field, A Raisin in the Sun, To Sir, with Love, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of …

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What is Your Favorite Halloween Film?

Halloween Movie Recommendations from 4 Genres Do you enjoy the old scary classics with Vincent Price characters or movies about Dracula? Do you have fun with slasher films, or more modern scary movies such as the Haunting of Hill House? Or do you lean toward funny films such as Beetle Juice or Hocus Pocus? Let’s take a look at four …

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