• Reel Music 33: THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

    Nina Simone (1933-2003) defied labels—musical, sexual, or political—and today enjoys a popularity and recognition never realized in her lifetime. Lieberman's extensively researched film draws upon interviews with dozens of friends, family members, band members, lovers, and fellow activists, who not only recall her astounding musicianship and genius, but her fearless demand for respect-whether from segregationists, record companies, or audiences. Director Lieberman follows Simone through the ups and downs of her career: growing up in a small, segregated town, becoming a teen classical piano...

     

    4 months ago - Newsroom

    http://newsroom.nwfilm.org/2016/01/14/reel-music-33-the-amazing-nina-simone/

  • 20 Best Movie Fight Scenes Of 2015

    20 Best Movie Fight Scenes Of 2015

    Columbia Pictures/MGM
    Taste in movies can be a very subjective thing; for one person The Godfather might be the best movie ever, end of discussion. For another it could be Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2; god knows how they reached that conclusion though. However there's one thing that tends to unite audiences together - regardless of taste, age or background - and that's a good old-fashioned punch-up.
    Cinema might be capable of many amazing feats - like transporting viewers to fantasy worlds or making them care about fictional people - but still nothing takes the place of a well shot fight...

     

    4 months ago - What Culture

    http://whatculture.com/film/20-best-movie-fight-scenes-of-2015.php

  • 10 Surrealist Films That Will Mess With Your Head

    10 Surrealist Films That Will Mess With Your Head

    Délia Film
    Despite what some people might say, surrealism isn't just a descriptive term encompassing anything remotely odd, or avant-garde. Surrealist films aren't just films that attempt to use mind-bending visuals to come across as surreal or hallucinatory; they're films that wholeheartedly adopt Surrealist aesthetics, often being directly influenced by the surrealist movement of the 1920s itself.
    It was in 1928 that the filmmaker Germaine Dulac directed the very first Surrealist film: The Seashell And The Clergyman. Since then, the movement has developed and expanded, evolving from a...

     

    4 months ago - What Culture

    http://whatculture.com/film/10-surrealist-films-that-will-mess-with-your-head.php

  • What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

    What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

    What object is Harry holding in this scene from Prisoner of Azkaban the film?
    This is the scene where the Fat Lady disappears after Sirius Black tries to break into Gryffindor Tower and gouges her portrait. The scene takes place following a Hogsmeade trip, but Harry didn't sneak into Hogsmeade on this particular day. So I'm assuming the object is something that either Ron or Hermione brought back for Harry.
    My guess is that it's either a Sneakoscope or a Remembrall. It's the same shape as the Remembrall from Philosopher's Stone (film), but it looks like it's clear and has a black stone...

     

    4 months ago - Movies Stack Exchange

    http://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/9308/what-object-is-harry-holding-in-prisoner-of-azkaban-film

  • These glimpses into the lives of caregivers prove they're real unsung heroes

    These glimpses into the lives of caregivers prove they're real unsung heroes

    You only need a day to see how much caregivers do for their loved ones. Being a caregiver is a labor of love. More than 40 million Americans do it for no pay and little recognition. So many caregivers started out caring for someone, then stepped up to take care of them.
    If we looked into their daily lives, what would we see?
    We'd see them keeping up the good memories. Like Patty and Justin Lancaster , who have a lifetime of great memories from their mom, Lulu. There was no question in their mind that they'd be there for her when she lost most of her short-term memory abilities to...

     

    4 months ago - Up Worthy

    http://www.upworthy.com/these-glimpses-into-the-lives-of-caregivers-prove-theyre-real-unsung-heroes

  • When dementia set in, her mother needed constant care. What's a daughter to do?

    When dementia set in, her mother needed constant care. What's a daughter to do?

    Dorothy Hampton Marcus was always ahead of her time, participating in the civil rights movement and later writing about the South she'd experienced under Jim Crow laws.
    Her daughter, Kaypri, didn't see that side of her at first. Growing up, Dorothy's bookshelf was the only clue she had to that life since her mother had thrown herself into the parenting role. But her mother loved writing and eventually planned to put those experiences into print. When she retired in her 60s, Dorothy started writing her autobiography. Then the dementia set in. "It wasn't easy arranging her move across the...

     

    4 months ago - Up Worthy

    http://www.upworthy.com/when-dementia-set-in-her-mother-needed-constant-care-whats-a-daughter-to-do

  • What if all movie toys made the same mistakes with female characters that Hasbro did'

    What if all movie toys made the same mistakes with female characters that Hasbro did'

    Hasbro famously left out the female lead in many of its first 'Star Wars' play sets (they're fixing it). What if they did the same to other female-led action movies?
    It started with the hashtag wheresrey and became a phenomenon. (TINY SPOILERS FOR "STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS" BELOW.) On Nov. 13, Jamie Ford noticed something odd about the "Star Wars" play set from Hasbro at Target.
    Avengers set - no Black Widow Guardians set - no Gamora Star Wars - no Rey. She

    This wasn't the first time female leads had been left out of Hasbro's toy lines. Last summer, fans of Marvel's "Guardians of...

     

    4 months ago - Up Worthy

    http://www.upworthy.com/feministhasbro

  • Guillermo Del Toro To Make Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

    Guillermo Del Toro To Make Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

    The series of short, scary tales from Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are being brought to life by Guillermo del Toro. The director revealed the news via Twitter. Check it out below. I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu31FkCz4K — Guillermo del Toro ( RealGDT) January 14, 2016
    First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as...

     

    4 months ago - Latino Review

    http://www.latino-review.com/news/guillermo-del-toro-to-make-scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-movie

  • Reel Music 33: CONCERTO: A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY

    Reel Music 33: CONCERTO: A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY

    Over the course of four years, director Phil Grabsky followed celebrated Norwegian concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes' attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of music ever written for piano: Ludwig van Beethoven's five piano concertos. However, CONCERTO is more than a document of a famous musician's world tour; it is also an exploration of the deep relationship that emerges between composer and pianist. As Andsnes delves into the life and passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his work, he begins to invoke the composer's spirit in a way never before seen. Gransky's film...

     

    4 months ago - Newsroom

    http://newsroom.nwfilm.org/2016/01/14/reel-music-33-concerto-a-beethoven-journey/