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Assumed Identities: List For Week Ending August 20, 2017

Assumed Identities: List For Week Ending August 20, 2017

Our films this week all deal with characters who are in situations that force them to assume new identities. Amal in Between Worlds, who is Palestinian, does this so that she can see her Jewish boyfriend in the hospital. Solek in Europa Europa, who is Jewish, must adopt a new identity to avoid capture by the Nazis. Assumed identities can make compelling cinema.

This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below.

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Films About Poets: List For Week Ending August 6, 2017

Films About Poets: List For Week Ending August 6, 2017

Our films this week all depict poet’s lives, either in documentaries or in docudramas. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below. Still Tomorrow (2016) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 8/4/17)  http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-still-tomorrow/ The Sessions (2012) (Article In ThinkingContinue Reading

Marital Discord Affects Siblings: List For Week Ending July 16, 2017

Marital Discord Affects Siblings: List For Week Ending July 16, 2017

Our films this week deal with siblings affected by their parents’ marital problems. Not all these siblings are chlldren; Jenny Slate’s Landline character is in her twenties. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below. Landline (2017)Continue Reading

Destructive Passion: List For Week Ending July 9, 2017

Destructive Passion: List For Week Ending July 9, 2017

Characters in this week’s films are involved in relationships they can’t resist but live to regret. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below. Lady Macbeth (2016) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 7/7/17)  http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-lady-macbeth/ Wuthering Heights (1939) (ArticleContinue Reading

Art Overcomes Adversity: List For Week Ending June 25, 2017

Art Overcomes Adversity: List For Week Ending June 25, 2017

Our films this week deal with artists who produce their work despite adversity, often in the form of a health condition. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below. Maudie (2016) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 6/23/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-maudie/ MyContinue Reading

Culture Clash: List For Week Ending June 4, 2017

Culture Clash: List For Week Ending June 4, 2017

Our films this week all deal with characters who find themselves at odds with the culture where they are living. The issues may arise because they are from another culture (Mother Of George) or because their dreams and goals conflict with their culture (In Between). Either way, it can make for interesting films. This isContinue Reading