Category: Film

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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3 Fun Cult Films for Halloween

If you’re a fan of cult films, you know that nothing satisfies you more than watching what could be best described at a bad attempt at making something called ‘art’. Well, perhaps that’s a bit harsh. Truth be told, a cult film is really just a movie that takes on a life of its own, …

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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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The Evolution of Vampires: Exploring Vampire Lore in Modern Media

Vampires have come a long way in history, despite being supposed mythical creatures. Stories depicting vampires as ruthless, bloodthirsty creatures have had numerous retellings in the form of various media, be they literature, television or the silver screen. As the world turns, so too does the vampire myth. For centuries, the vampire myth tells of …

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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 23rd Birthday Love: William Shakespeare

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.-William Shakespeare It is believed that the great William Shakespeare was born on this day, April 23, 1564 in Stratford upon Avon, England, and also died on April 23 in 1616. Shakespeare is often referred to as “The Bard of Avon,” and is possibly the most famous …

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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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