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On Greed and Father-Son Relationships in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’

In Classic Film Throwback Series, Reviews by Sam Hendrian

This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Definition of “parable”: a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. In many ways, this is what the Indiana Jones films are at their core: highly-entertaining parables with simple but relevant themes such as the drastic consequences of greed and the vitality of …

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‘Stranger Things 2’ Lives Up to the Hype

In Carly Twehous, Reviews, TV Reviews by Impact Admin

– By Carly Twehous – Spoilers below Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, I’d bet dollars to donuts you’ve pretty much been swarmed with all things, well… Stranger Things. If you don’t have a Netflix account and have no ability to legally watch Stranger Things, then for the love of God, plop yourself …

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On ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and Why Marriage Matters

In Classic Film Throwback Series, Reviews by Sam Hendrian

This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “I’ll have what she’s having.” So goes the legendary line delivered by director Rob Reiner’s mother at the end of a decidedly off-color (if undeniably funny) scene in the classic 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. This particular scene signifies the film’s large preoccupation with …

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On ‘Groundhog Day’ and Escaping Spiritual Time Loops

In Classic Film Throwback Series, Reviews by Sam Hendrian

This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. So goes the old maxim that succinctly states how immensely hard it is for human beings to truly change. In the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a cynical, sarcastic, generally …

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Pride, Fatalism, and Human Connection in ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’

In Classic Film Throwback Series, Reviews by Sam Hendrian

This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “Madness. Madness!” So go the tragic final words of David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), a spectacular and deeply-moving WWII adventure film that still entertains and challenges over sixty years later. Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Sessue Hayakawa, among others, it paints …

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‘Broadchurch’ Flips the Procedural Script

In Carly Twehous, Featured, Reviews, TV Reviews by Impact Admin

– By Carly Twehous – Admittedly, I have a bit of a personal vendetta against procedural crime shows. Let’s do a head count. Name all the cop shows on network television today. All the variations and flavors of C.S.I., N.C.I.S., and Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Castle, Bones, Blue Bloods, Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sorry, Marvel. I still love you.), …

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A Superhero-King Confronts the Sins of His Father in ‘Black Panther’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2018—Director: Ryan Coogler) — by Renard N. Bansale — ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “A man who has not prepared his children for his own death has failed as a father.” — T’Chaka (John Kani) to T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) Potential spoilers below Greetings, cinema of 2018! It is hard to believe that I have jumped from watching around fifty …