Category: Staff Selects

Staff Selects: Mumblecore

Today we’re talking about some of our favorites of the short lived microgenre of mumblecore. Some of us opted for a loose definition of the term. Creep I could never do something as trivial as following the rules, so my mumblecore pick is more of a mumblegore film. Creep certainly has all of the trademarks…

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Staff Selects: Bad Roommates

To keep up with the horror theme and celebrate the release of The War with Grandpa, we’re talking about one of the most horrific things that can happen to someone, having a bad roommate. We’re not just limiting it to the type you’d find in a college dorm though, after all, what is a spouse…

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Staff Selects: Horror

Staff Selects is back and we’re kicking off October with a selection of some horror films that we thought are underseen or else we just wanted to write about. Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto’s cyberpunk fever dream of a film begins with a man—the “Metal Fetishist”—slicing open his thigh with a knife and then…

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Staff Selects: Ennio Morricone

This week on Staff Selects we honor the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone whose worked stretched from Leone to Carpenter to Pasolini to Tarantino and to hundreds of others in between. For A Few Dollars More There are six cinematic musical scores that will go down in history as instantly recognisable: The Godfather, Jaws, Star…

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Staff Selects: Max von Sydow Films

Brought on by his unfortunate passing this week, our staff highlights some of our favorite Max von Sydow performances and films: The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow’s breakthrough role, and one of his most memorable performances, came in The Seventh Seal, the first of the eleven films he made with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. In…

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Staff Selects: Pixar Films

Pixar has come a long way in the 25 years since the first Toy Story was released, and with their latest film Onward hitting theaters today, our staff decided to highlight some of our favorite films in their spectacular catalog: Monsters, Inc. In 2001, Pixar made a film that was an attack on big business,…

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