Teacher. Actor. Cinephile. If you need me, I'm probably watching a movie.
I respect Oklahoma! for its cultural importance. Musical theatre, and the Broadway we know and love today, wouldn't exist without Oklahoma!. Though it is commonplace now, including a plot in musical performance was revolutionary in 1943. Rodgers and Hammerstein usher in the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, and they got their start with hits like "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Farmer and Cowman," and "Oklahoma!". However, despite its cultural importance, the 1955 film adaptation has some glaring issues that…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
Cinematographer: Robert Burks
Editor: George Tomasini
Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr
Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window…
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Pitch Perfect 2
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Screenwriter: Mickey Rapkin, Kay Cannon
Main Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Hana Mae Lee, Shelley Regner, Katey Sagal, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins
I really enjoyed the first installment of Pitch Perfect. I thought it did some really creative stuff in terms of fluidly adding music into a well written, focused, witty plot. The characters were a lovable group of…