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Author - Andrew Walsh

The Other Within Get Out

Get Out is a Race Film. Not because writer/director Jordan Peele is black, but because of its concise subject matter and precise aim. A Race Film is considered a film made by (usually) African American filmmakers, featuring predominantly non-white casts, and marketed for non-white audiences. Get Out has a goal: to showcase the anxieties still...

Eleanor Bergstein Talks 30 Years Of Dirty Dancing

Some films come and go, others stay with us forever. Some films remain niche, others resonate worldwide. In 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was released to theaters and has become a cultural touchstone. It won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life,” and Swayze’s...

The BFG Blu-Ray Review

I love behind the scenes extras on home releases. In particular, I love anything that allows for a glimpse into the process of the Beard himself: Mr. Steven Spielberg. It was the 75 minute documentary included on the 25th Anniversary Jaws DVD that kickstarted my fascination with filmmaking and in fact made me finally realize that films don’t...