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Chris Columbus

Flim Weakly Review- Mrs. Doubtfire

Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it's wrong. Mrs. Doubtfire cannot be truth, because it's made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also

Pixels (2015)

In animated 80s video game form, the entire plot of Pixels plays out over the end credits. It serves as both handy summary and blunt demonstration that the previous two hours were largely redundant. This is high-concept cinema that fumbles…

Gremlins (1984)

When it comes to family entertainment and twisted Christmas movies, few films can hold a spice-scented candle to the brilliance of Gremlins. Taking the idea of "a dog is for life, not just for Christmas" to a twisted extreme, there’s no…

Potty About Potter

A creation that has as much magic in the backstory behind it as it does on the page and on the screen, young Harry Potter was brought to life by J. K. Rowling in the wonderful city of Edinburgh while the woman struggled to cope with life as…

Home Alone (1990)

There was a time when leaving your child home alone while you went away for a Christmas holiday would have been enough to get the child taken out of your custody, placed in care and given years of therapy. But then Chris Columbus directed…