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Brian’s Year of Free Movies (2015) – The Top 10

This past year, I spent a lot of time at the movie theater. I helped Kickstart a project by a local second-run cinema, and in return got free movie tickets for all of 2015. While I never actually wrote any reviews up until now, I did keep a record of everything I saw. And since Oscar…

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Why We’ll Miss Robin Williams

When I was a kid, precious few things made me as happy as stumbling upon Mrs. Doubtfire on TV.  No matter what I was doing or where it was, I would always plop down and watch it til the end; I’ve probably seen the first act twice and the ending 12 or 13 times.  And…

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Brian Terrill’s 100 Film Favorites – #71: “Jumanji”

100 Film Favorites – #71: Jumanji (Joe Johnston, 1995) “A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind.” The unstoppable ball of improvisational energy that is Robin Williams returns to our Countdown in Jumanji. Freely adapted from the short picture book by Chris Van Allsburg (author of The Polar…

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Brian Terrill’s 100 Film Favorites – #83: “Hook”

100 Film Favorites – #83: Hook (Steven Spielberg, 1991) What if Peter Pan grew up? That question is the central conceit of Hook. Robin Williams stars as “Peter Banning,” an uptight corporate lawyer whose busy schedule keeps him away from his family. One night, a mysterious figure enters the Banning household and absconds with Peter’s…