Articles from October 2014

Creative and critical movie writing from the Ped Mall to the moon!

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Fruitvale Station movie poster

Fruitvale Station

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Fruitvale Station is provocative, but perhaps not in the way you expect.         In 15th- and 16th-century Europe, touring ‘morality plays’ warned the spectating public of the potential for damnation lurking under the surface of their every decision—eating supper, choosing a spouse, arguing with one’s neighbors.
The Skeleton Twins Poster

The Skeleton Twins

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Skeleton Twins serves as a great reminder to us all that even though my older sister once fed me unsalted popcorn as a joke, I was able to forgive her after ten years.

Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors and Hannah Arendt (with guest Scott Sulzener)

Thursday, October 9, 2014
In this week's show, we'll be discussing three films that are coming soon to FilmScene in Iowa City. Our line-up includes Ghostbusters, which - in honor of its 30th Anniversary - opens at FilmScene on October 24.
The One I Love movie poster

The One I Love

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The One I Love will have you questioning everything you know about your significant other in the best way possible It is nearly impossible to write anything about this movie without spoiling the twist, but alas, here we are.
Mother poster


Sunday, October 5, 2014
A woman in a blue dress walks through a rain-soaked field. She is no longer young but not yet old. Comfortably middle-aged. The type of woman who looks like she is expecting her first grandkid. The camera glides around the woman, and she  starts to dance.