Movies At Random: Obit.

Welcome to another Monday. Today’s Movie At Random is the 2016 documentary Obit. : an inside look at life on the New York Times obituaries desk (HU DVD 14789). Not as depressing as it sounds! Vanessa Gould won much praise with the origami documentary Between the Folds in 2008, and Obit was well regarded as well. Here’s … Continue reading “Movies At Random: Obit.”

Welcome to another Monday. Today’s Movie At Random is the 2016 documentary Obit. : an inside look at life on the New York Times obituaries desk (HU DVD 14789). Not as depressing as it sounds! Vanessa Gould won much praise with the origami documentary Between the Folds in 2008, and Obit was well regarded as well.

Here’s our summary:

At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States’ foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper’s Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling the recently deceased, OBIT. is ultimately a celebration of life that conveys the central role journalism plays in capturing and reporting vital pieces of our history.

And here’s the trailer:

Happy viewing!

Taika Waititi

So I had sort of half-seen references to the upcoming film Jojo Rabbit flashing by on social media and just today looked up the summary: Jojo Rabbit is a young boy living during World War II. His only escapism is through his imaginary friend, an ethnically inaccurate version of Adolf Hitler, who pushes the young boy’s naive … Continue reading “Taika Waititi”

So I had sort of half-seen references to the upcoming film Jojo Rabbit flashing by on social media and just today looked up the summary:

Jojo Rabbit is a young boy living during World War II. His only escapism is through his imaginary friend, an ethnically inaccurate version of Adolf Hitler, who pushes the young boy’s naive patriotic beliefs. However, this all changes when a young girl challenges those views and causes Jojo to face his own issues.

What? I’m sorry, what?

You can read a little more about it here, looks like:

I’m sure it will be…interesting? I’m not sure. I mean it has to be good, right? Taika Waititi can do no wrong. Right?

In the meantime, check out Eagle vs. Shark (HU DVD 13999) or What we do in the shadows (HU DVD 12447), because I’ve been told I plugged Hunt for the Wilderpeople (HU DVD 13531) too many times and need to branch out.

Stanford Prison Experiment

This article on Medium, “The Lifespan of a Lie,” is worth a read if you missed it. We have a lot of documentaries on this available streaming (go for the keyword search! you can do it!), and the recent film Stanford Prison Experiment (HU DVD 12867), if you’re looking for a dramatic take. You can … Continue reading “Stanford Prison Experiment”

This article on Medium, “The Lifespan of a Lie,” is worth a read if you missed it. We have a lot of documentaries on this available streaming (go for the keyword search! you can do it!), and the recent film Stanford Prison Experiment (HU DVD 12867), if you’re looking for a dramatic take. You can also check out our psychology filmography if you really get interested.

And just because I love Crash Course, here’s the episode of Crash Course Psychology that addresses the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Movies At Random: La Cage Aux Folles

Happy Monday! Today’s Movie At Random is HU DVD 1603, La Cage Aux Folles. You might be familiar with the fantastic American remake with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, The Birdcage (HU DVD 667), which is also an amazing movie but not what the Google Random Number Generator ordered. Here’s our summary: Renato and Albin are … Continue reading “Movies At Random: La Cage Aux Folles”

Happy Monday! Today’s Movie At Random is HU DVD 1603, La Cage Aux Folles. You might be familiar with the fantastic American remake with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, The Birdcage (HU DVD 667), which is also an amazing movie but not what the Google Random Number Generator ordered.

Here’s our summary:

Renato and Albin are a middle-aged couple, who are the managers and star performers at a glitzy drag club in St. Tropez, agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the parents of Renato’s son’s fiancě come for a visit. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there’s nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.

And here’s is the completely ridiculous trailer:

Happy viewing!