Category Archives: Film/TV

The Thin Gray Line

by Craig B. “Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin.” – Steve Jobs “At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.” – Aberjhani The Ninth Symphony. The Sistine Chapel. Classical Cynicism. The human mind is a marvelous thing. We’ve gone from stone tools to quantum […]

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Winter Romances

by Michelle C. As the nights get longer and colder, the prospect of staying at home with a loved one becomes more desirable. It’s cuffing season, the time of year when single people start looking for that special someone they can cuddle with by the fire on a long winter’s eve. Add in a movie […]

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2018 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites

by Kimberly P.  It’s that time again, folks! The end of the year doth fast approach, and with it, end of the year lists! Last year, we compiled a list of staff favorites for 2017, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with categories in fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, teen, juvenile, children’s, music, and movies. Whew! […]

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In Pursuit of Happiness

by Kimberly P.  It was recently brought to my attention that I obsess over death and destruction. I enjoy horror and dark fantasy (including grimdark fantasy which, for the record, sometimes gets a little too gruesome for my tastes), and spent the previous October reading all things serial killer. To be fair, my coworker was […]

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The Feasting Season

by Michelle C. It’s November and you know what that means. We are in the season of feasting. My daydreams center around long, banquet-style tables filled with food. I scrounge through cookbooks and online recipes and visualize how much food I will need to make so that I can properly hibernate this winter like the […]

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What’ll You Have?

by Marie B. My first job, not counting babysitting, was waiting tables in a truck stop in Philippi, a rural West Virginia town.   Philippi was (and is) a small town with a big heart.  One can still ask, “Does anyone know what happened at the stoplight in Philippi” without causing undue consternation as to which […]

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Just Right Television

by Grant P. As a new season of television premiers kicks off, I am reminded of the insanely popular blogging topic: shows cancelled too soon. Even here at Bilbliofiles, we are guilty. It is fun to imagine what could have been and lament the horrible decisions of studio executives (or whoever is in charge of […]

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Underdog Sports Movies

by Michelle C.  As we move into fall and consequently “football season,” I want to highlight one of my favorite types of movies: the underdog story. Maybe because I was always the last one picked for any sport (still am), but I find underdog stories to be entirely relatable and heartwarming. There is something so […]

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Can’t Hardly Wait

by Grant P. I recently saw a list of the movies to be released in 2019–2019! I do not want to have to look forward to movies coming out in 18 months. This is a horrible way to live. I don’t even want to wait until later this year to see movies. And anyways, almost every […]

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Plot Twists

by Michelle C. There is nothing quite like leaving a theater after having watched a movie with a plot twist. Half the audience is in shock and awe. The other half loudly claiming that they knew how it would end the whole time. I am in the first half. Even if I know going into […]

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