Category Archives: Films

Review: The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

At the beginning of 2010, my sister and I saw the movie Invictus. It is an excellent sports film about the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Nelson Mandela’s enlisting of the South African team to win the cup and help … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Sugar Hill

I added this film to my queue because it is a film about revenge and Voodoo and killers brought back from the dead. In particular, it includes an invoking of my favorite Voodoo loa, Baron Samedi. Sugar Hill’s boyfriend Langston … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Dear Zachary

I just spent the last ninety minutes in tears. I knew this film was going to be a bit of a tear jerker, it started as a memorial to a murdered friend in the form of a letter to his … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: The episodes of Charmed I’ve never seen before

When I lived in the Wales, Charmed was on twice a day, two episodes back to back. I often had them on while I was cooking and then eating dinner. I liked the show because Alyssa Milano’s character Phoebe cracked … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Ancient Aliens

I’m not quite sure how this got in my queue, but I can tell you that I didn’t watch them all and that it has been removed from my queue. Watching this was a little exercise in reminding myself of … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Food Matters

Yet another documentary in my netflix queue on what to eat and the impact of what eat on our bodies and the planet. This one focuses primarily on nutrition and medicine, making the claim that healthy, organic, plant based diets … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: South of the Border

This is a documentary made my Oliver Stone in which he travels to South America and interviews a number of South American presidents who have, since 2000, bucked the trend of allowing IMF, American and other interference in how each … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Aimee and Jaguar

This is a German film about a lesbian couple, one of whom was Jewish, during World War II in Berlin.  It was a love story told in flashback, framed by present day scenes with two of the women who had … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Lust, Caution

If I had been paying more attention, I would have realized that this film was rated NC-17. And, I can see why. The sex scenes (and there were a few of them) tended towards the Athletic. The film was about … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

So, I heard a story once about Paul Newman (who was a looker in his day, if I do declare) that his daughter once caught banging around in his garage muttering angrily to himself.  And, she asked him what was … Continue reading

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