Category: Staff Selects

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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Staff Selects: Dogs in Film

Taking inspiration from the new Harrison Ford/CGI dog two-hander The Call of the Wild releasing this weekend, our staff lists some of their favorite big-screen canines: Unnamed Chihuahua, Paddington Every day when I descend down the escalators at various locations on the London Underground, I see a sign that immediately makes me start grinning like…

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Staff Selects: Christmas Movies

Not everyone is fortunate enough to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a loved one, so indulge us, if you will, and share in our celebration of a different holiday – one that reminds us of the power of joy (and capitalism). This week, our staff highlights some of our favorite Christmas movies: Elf Though I…

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Staff Selects: Oscar Hopes

Joker picked up the most nominations and 1917 seems to be the predicted winner (at least according to most of our staff) for this year’s Oscars, but we’ve got other films in mind for what we’d like to see take home the gold this Sunday: Best Picture: Marriage Story Though it was initially seen as…

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Staff Selects: Sundance Winners

Inspired by the 2020 Sundance Film Festival taking place this week, our staff highlights some of our favorite Sundance winners: Blood Simple (1984) In only the second year of the Sundance Film Festival, it was already bringing attention to up and coming filmmakers who would come to define cinema for decades to come. Joel and…

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Staff Selects: Short Films

Perfectly (and unintentionally, we promise) coinciding with the release of David Lynch’s latest short film What Did Jack Do? this week, our staff highlights some of their favorite short films: Goldman v Silverman (2020) “Favorite short film.” Now those are some words that filled me with a fair bit of dread. Not that I don’t…

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