A merely adequate double bill keeps you awake and engaged, whereas the best double bills create opposing and complementary forces that allow for a dialogue between films. In his New York Times feature, “In Praise of the Double Feature,” J. Hoberman states “the double feature created the art of programming.” Home moviewatchers fancy themselves festival programmers every time they plan a multi-movie lineup or invite friends over for a movie marathon. Picking any two random movies from your shelf requires no nuance or consideration. That’s not programming. Good doubles (or triples!) hold our interest throughout and leave us wanting more – no matter how much movie we endure. But what’s the difference between adequacy and excellence? Let’s dive deeper.Read More
The summer season brings sunshine, high temperatures, and a carefree feeling. But what if you want the feeling of summer without getting a sunburn by the pool?
There are a few summer films that allow you to stay inside in the air conditioning. Dive into these films.Read More
The moon. Its influence is unavoidable. For thousands of years, its cycle marked the passage of time for our ancestors. Its gravity pulls the tides from 234,000 miles away. It’s on coats of arms, influenced kings, marked planting seasons, and governed zodiacs. It even inspired the term “lunacy.” Fifty years ago, humans finally touched down on the silvery, glowing orb that inspired thousands of poets, musicians, lovers, painters, and wanderers. Celebrate the anniversary of this monumental achievement with a variety of lunar films from DVD Netflix.Read More
As a child of the ‘70s (technically… I mean I was born in 1977), I have a special space in my heart for the movie musicals of that decade. As we are revisiting another decade of film every month on DVD Netflix, I thought it would be fun to revisit my favorite movie musicals from the 1970s!Read More
The Shaggy Dog, released in theaters in 1959, was Disney Studios first live-action comedy. It was a departure from their popular animated films. The gambit paid off – it was a huge hit and it launched a slew of wholesome, funny, adventuresome movies from the studio. These goofball comedies, light-hearted family fare and suspenseful mysteries became the cornerstone for Disney and raised a generation of young viewers. Make some popcorn, get a blanket and revisit these childhood classics, or introduce them to a new generation.Read More