You say you’ve been waiting for this year’s Christmas blockbusters (we’re looking at you, Rogue One). But Christmas is a holiday cemented in our childhood, fueled by our (then fervent) innocence and wonder at the music, pretty lights and presents. For some, Christmas will always be about those memories, and this was supported by our readers who voted for the movies that remind us of that time when Christmas was truly magical. Without further ado, here are the top Christmas movies.
Dana Keith, Director of the Miami Beach Cinematheque and founder of the Miami Beach Film Society, talks about the value of art theaters, the unique vibe of his cinema/museum, and how to make a life’s work from love of movies.
Intern and aspiring filmmaker, Pierina Hidalgo, talks about her work for the film studies program and her plans for the future. She believes that there are unique lessons in internships that students do not encounter in a traditional classroom. We asked her all about them.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, there is pressure on all of us to be good children/siblings/grandchildren/parents/third-cousins-twice-removed and spend quality time with our families. This gives most of us a stark choice: watch Adam Sandler movies or kill ourselves. We are here to save your weekend — you’re welcome.
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Craig McGill is English department advisor, film studies professor, and advises the Film Club at FIU. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he has published on Disney and Sweeny Todd. We talked about movie scores, his Queer Cinema course, and how the musical saved Disney. Continue reading Five Questions: Craig McGill