Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

December 16

The Post

The overused word that you will most likely hear when people discuss Steven Spielberg’s latest film is “timely.” It is almost impossible to watch The Post and not think of President Trump’s war on the media. Or at least what he deems as fake news. Of course this is all by design. Judging by the […]

July 09

The Nominee: Meryl Streep

Considered by many to be the greatest actress of this generation, Meryl Streep has made over 50 films.  Her filmography is incredibly diverse including roles as a real-life union activist, a drug addict, a demanding magazine editor, a nun, and Julia Child, just to name a few. Streep has achieved greater commercial and critical success […]

January 07

Into the Woods

Into the Woods has a pretty long history on the road to the big screen. The closest they have come was a 1991 televised version of the stage version on PBS (with Bernadette Peters as the witch). Who would have guessed it would take Disney to create the film version of a messed up series […]

July 24

The Auteurs: Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino is one of the most controversial filmmakers to emerge from the New Hollywood era of the 1970s. Known for creating visually striking films, Cimino has the uncanny ability to keep the subject matter contained despite painting on a wide canvas. His name is synonymous with both success and failure. He went from being […]

June 03

$15 Film Casting Challenge

Recently twitter was a blaze with chatter and debate over Ballislife.com’s tweet regarding the greatest NBA players of all-time. The simple tweet asked basketball fans to select an all-time NBA team with just $15 to spend. Each position of the starting roster featured some of the most iconic players to ever play the game. Different […]

January 15

August: Osage County

It is often said that the ones we love are the people who end up hurting us the most. This is especially true within the complex, and often confusing, confines of the family structure. Regardless of our cultural backgrounds, the sometimes awkward and painful dynamics that makes up families unites us all. We may not […]

October 31

Alternatives to a Scary Halloween

It’s fairly well known to anyone who knows me, in person or through my movie watching, that I am a scaredy cat.  Just listen to the upcoming episode of the Reel Insight podcast and you’ll hear Rachel mock my scared nature – I kept the light on for 3 days after watching Silence of the […]