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October 15, 2019

The Master Mystery (1918)  Fifteen-episode serial  Starring: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton, William Pike, and Charles Graham Directed by: Harry Grossman and Burton L. King Screenplay by: Arthur B. Reeve and Charles L...

September 24, 2019

The festival, which first opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions, aims to entertain as well as educate the general public about Greek cinematographic art and all that it entails, from acting to stage design to the music...

June 29, 2019

Over the last 30 years, film adaptations of popular comic books and graphic novels have consistently drawn massive crowds to the box office. But, how accurate are these adaptations? And, is it reasonable for fans to demand they stay true to the origi...

April 15, 2019

Art depictions of the prairie schooner far outnumber those of the Conestoga, even though that heavier wagon is the more elegant one. But because “prairie schooners have been celebrated in novels, television, and a popular computer game, and the ident...

April 13, 2019

Comprised of three sections consisting of seven chapters each, Burgess intended for the book to be a coming of age story with all 21 chapters serving as a symbol of human maturation. But, when Stanley Kubrick adapted the book into a film in 1971, he...

December 28, 2018

Mary & Gretel (1917) is a seven-minute-long black-and-white silent film that was adapted from a series of books called MoToys in Life, released by Toyland Publishing Co. and brought to the silver screen by the renowned American animator, Howard S. Mo...

October 8, 2018

Japanese New Wave was a loosely defined period of filmmaking (1950 — 1970) during which aesthetically raw and expressive films featured confrontational social criticisms and innovative approaches to film structure. They often often took a transgressi...

October 1, 2018

“I don’t think about death,” calmly states Bruce Campbell. That’s ironic, coming from him. Over the last 40 years Campbell’s become a legend in the entertainment industry for fighting off deadites and dealing with the Necronomicon. Having starred in...

July 1, 2018

Arguably all his films explore the then veneer separating good from evil as well as the lengths individuals are willing to go to so as to deceive themselves or others about their sins. But Lynch’s speciality, it seems, is taking the well-known genres...

July 1, 2018

As previously mentioned, the relationship between crime and cigars smokers has a firm basis in reality. Numerous gangsters in the Italian-American and Sicilian Cosa Nostra are or were well-known cigar aficionados.

April 1, 2018

Nova Lorraine is the very definition of a creative entrepreneur. As the founder, editor, and creative director of Raine Magazine, she is a growing force in the publishing industry that’s currently laying the groundwork for a new endeavor. As a sought...

March 31, 2018

Cyberpunk has an idiosyncratic “look” to it. Because it’s often inspired by densely populated cities such as Tokyo in Japan or Shanghai in China, it usually mimics the tech-heavy advertisement-prone natures of these cities. Furthermore, cyberpunk soc...

March 28, 2018

I can assuredly state that movies by Soviet film director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932 – 1986) have the power to change you. That’s because this man could simultaneously shock and entertain his audiences, as well as lay the ground for their reflection in h...

October 12, 2017

I became a Boris Karloff/Frankenstein fan when I was seven years old. It was 1962 and I got my first monster model. Shortly thereafter, I started collecting everything I could relate to the character, never throwing anything out. Currently, I own the...

June 29, 2017

When films first began to appear on the silver screen, white actors in blackface portrayed black people. Even if African-Americans were able to secure a role, they, too, were expected to paint their faces. Dejected and repulsed by how they were treat...

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