Articles from April 2015

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

Regular features on the Bijou Blog include reviews, personal and critical essays, creative work, coverage of the True/False film festival, our Youtube Cine-Club, and more! Open to the public for submissions! Submit to bijoubloggers@gmail.com using the format:

Submission title / author name + bio / piece (uploaded as a Doc)

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Pleasantville

I had just turned 11 when I saw Pleasantville for the first time in 1998. At that young of an age, I was not yet enamored with understanding the deeper socially relevant aspects of a movie.
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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“Hell of a lot of truth in [that picture]. Hell of a lot of truth. ” -World Cinema Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

The Coen brothers’ 1996 classic Fargo purports to be a true story.
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Wild Tales

An anthology is more complex than a single story, as an ecosystem is more complex than a single species. (*This review contains mild spoilers.
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The Hunting Ground

Check out these two Press-Citizen articles on the film The Hunting Ground, coming to FilmScene on Tues. 4/14 at 6 pm, as a part of the Bijou Film Forum. Reminded of the Power of Hate Speech by Mallory Hellman

Film, Panel to Address Sexual Assault Epidemic by Prof.
What We Do in the Shadows movie poster

What We Do in the Shadows

Many people believe that vampire legends have been bled dry (hee-hee) for use in popular culture. Most stories of the infamous bloodsuckers are told from the perspective of an everyman, who is intrigued and/or haunted by the existence of these creatures.

What We Do in the Shadows, The Secret of NIMH and The Hunting Ground (with Pat Brown)

In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.   Our line-up includes What We Do in the Shadows, a comedy by New Zealand filmmakers Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.