The Midwest on Screen: Five Filmmakers Tackle The Heartland

This past weekend, the multi-talented Eric Steele opened his The Midwest Trilogy at the Kalita Humphrey’s Theater. The Second Thought Theater-produced production combines short films and a stage piece which revolve around midwestern characters. Here are five filmmakers who also delve into the heartland. Alexander Payne Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt Payne is the comedic […]

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5 Sources From Which The Hunger Games Seemingly Borrows (or Steals) Its Dystopian Vision

Steven Spielberg From our review: “We know the pandering sci-fi pseudo-epic, The Hunger Games, is off-track right from the long, swooning Spielbergian shots that frame its opening act.” See: The war-ravaged city and internment camp of Empire of the Sun, viewed through the lens of the famed film director. (Available on Amazon Instant)   Winter’s […]

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Richard Patterson’s Top Five Automobiles With Movie Roles

1961-1967 Jaguar series 1 E-type coupes Film: “Danger: Diabolik”, 1968, Mario Bava. E-Types are driven by stars John Phillip Law and Marissa Mell. The E-Type is this year celebrating it’s 50th birthday. The hands-down all time most iconic, stylish, innovative, phallus-on-wheels of a brilliant car. The body was designed by aerodynamicist, Malcolm Sayer using only […]

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