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Archive: November, 2018

Documentary Review | Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

While falling under the category of documentary, this film can be more accurately described as a taped speech, similar to a Ted talk. Psychologist Daniel Goleman explores his theory of emotional intelligence, describing not only the science behind it, but the application, benefits and methods needed to develop an increased “EQ”. Goleman approaches the topic …

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Documentary Review | The Way I Spent the End of the World

The Way I Spent the End of the World is a mix of different movie genres. From inspirational love story to a boy planning an assassination attempt on his country’s dictator, this moving tale is one that will give you hope. Although the story is a bit hard to follow, and everything is in Romanian, …

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Documentary Review | Hitch: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock

Hitch: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock (PN 1995.96 .B55 H57 2004 pt.1) dives into the mind of the famous film director. Known for his films that would shape the entire film industry, this documentary delves into how he changed the industry and his ideas behind some of his most famous movies. It focuses on the risks …

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Documentary Review | Indiana Jones Bonus Material

Indiana Jones: Bonus Material is less of a film on its own as much as it is simply a collection of several shorter videos which provide a behind the scenes look into the production of the original Indiana Jones Trilogy.  While there is not an abundance of art to these films, they completely serve their …

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Documentary Review | Hollywood Chinese

Hollywood Chinese (PN 1995.96 .M65 H655 2010) is an eye-opening documentary on the growing industry of Chinese actors, actresses, filmmakers, and producers. It portrays the perspective of Hollywood productions and film making from various famous Chinese actors and directors. Not only do these actors talk about their experiences as acting in the different films but …

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Documentary Review | Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Into the arms of strangers: stories of the Kindertransport (PN 1995.96 .H5 I56 2013) is a documentary made about people who experienced the Kindertransport, a movement at the beginning of World War II in which thousands of Jewish children were transported to foster homes and hostels in Great Britain in an attempt to escape Nazi …

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Documentary Review | The Nazi Officer’s Wife

The Nazi Officer’s Wife (PN 1995.96 .N36 N39 2003) is a thrilling documentary about Edith Hahn, a courageous and brave Jewish law student, and how she was able to survive the holocaust.  This film shows the audience various film reels, photos, and propaganda from Germany and Austria in WWII to help illustrate Edith Hahn’s epic …

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Movie Review | Jurassic World

Jurassic World (PN 1995.9 .A3 J8723 2015) is a wonderful, fast-paced addition to the Jurassic Park franchise. This addition to the franchise brings in the amazing Chris Pratt (star in Guardians of the Galaxy). The film takes place after the original Jurassic Park movies in a time when scientists have started to breed dinosaurs again …

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Movie Review | Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

In the German-controlled country of France, three airborne troops find themselves lost behind enemy lines during the tail end of World War II. As they struggle to meet up with the rest of their company, they come across multiple German units as well as French resistance fighters. Decisions of life and death must be made …

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TV Show Review | Arrow (Season 1)

Arrow is a great concept. I was immediately drawn into the story (due in part to the fast-paced nature of the show and in part to Stephen Amell’s beautiful face). A twenty-something man named Oliver Queen washes up on the shores of a deserted Island after a boating accident, where he learns how to survive …

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