• Cinephilia

    Watch This: 10 Film Picks

    So this is a first for me: a blog post by request. What’s more, a blog post about movies by request. Happy to oblige! I was recently asked to toss together a top ten list of films I’d recommend viewing. That’s it. That was the request. No criteria, no specifications. Which is simultaneously liberating and daunting! Ten classic films to watch? Sure. Ten favorites from childhood? I can do that. Ten overlooked indies worth checking out? No problem. But just ten films to watch? Where to start!? In order to narrow it down (and hopefully make this list as watchable as possible for everyone), I’m imposing my own criteria: we’re going…

  • Cinephilia

    Documentary Times Three

    It’s been a bit since I’ve been to the movies. Like, a week and half or something? Which is forever in my world. But I went to a whole handful of flicks in very quick succession for a week or so…so I guess it evens out. And now, I’m finally posting about what I saw. Let’s call it better late than never. One Saturday a few weeks ago, I booked myself a documentary double feature: Blackfish and Twenty Feet from Stardom, in that order. Which is worth mentioning, because had it been the other way around, I definitely would not have enjoyed myself as much as I did. While both…