Articles from January 2016

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

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Screenshot from Welcome to Leith

Welcome to Leith

 

Leith, North Dakota is a small town, 24 people strong. They are initially happy with the prospect of new residents but then discover that their new neighbor is notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.  There were many ways that filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K.
Screenshot from Anomalisa

Anomalisa

Anomalisa, despite being stop-motion, is one of those films that feels more real than reality. Directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman show their extreme expertise as storytellers, creating an innovative and striking look at the tragedies of human connection, loneliness, and individuality.