A hundred favourite films, part 3

Part 3 of a chronological greatest list. The second half of the list represents the start of a second group of fifty, in chronological order....more

A hundred favourite films, part 2

Part 2 of a chronological favourites list. See notes for thoughts on each film....more

A hundred favourite films, part 1

In chronological order, here are 100 films I really love and enjoy watching and rewatching. Part 1....more

Two Must-See Fall Films with Purpose

Two motion pictures hitting the screens this fall have important messages. One is a modern love story, the other a fictional piece of work about an important time in history.  They are different yet both have a common thread passing through their stories about the quickness and fragility of life.  ...more
I saw the movie About Time, last week and loved it. Apart from telling two people nearby off for ...more

The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is an anime that centers on Yasaburou Shimogamo, the third eldest son in a family of Tanuki, raccoon dogs. Full story...--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

Directed by: Sam RaimiWritten by: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-AbaireRated: PGRunning Time: 127 min Cast:James Franco as Oz, The WizardMila Kunis as TheodoraRachel Weisz as Evanora...more

Movie Review: Argo (2012)

Written by: Chris TerrioDirected by: Ben AffleckRated: RRunning Time: 120 minCast:Ben Affleck as Tony MendezBryan Cranston as Jack O'DonnellJohn Goodman as John ChambersAlan Arkin as Lester SiegelVictor Garber as Ken TaylorClea Duvall as Cora LijekTate Donovan as Bob AndersKyle Chandler as Hamilton Jordan...more

Can Films Teach Positive Role Models To Kids?

How many times have you seen films where the protagonist is male? More than I can count on my fingers. How many female protagonists have been featured in films? Not enough. I was inspired to write about this topic after hearing a segment of TED Talks where the topic was "How Movies Teach Manhood". The speaker, Colin Stokes (previously stage & screen actor, currently Director of Communications for Citizen Schools) spoke about the inequity of role models for kids. ...more

What Films Do You Watch When....?

Here is my latest post on watching films. I ask you all the question.Tired of Previews? ...more