Category Archives: Film/TV

A24

By Grant P. I saw recently that Disney was buying 20th Century Fox. Aside from the prospect of the greatest film of all time, this is not great news for movie fans. It means we will probably continue to see more giant blockbusters and remakes that don’t need to exist and fewer medium budget films. I miss […]

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A Day in the life.

by Grant P. Daniel Day-Lewis recently announced he was retiring from acting, which was greeted with much sadness and an academy award nomination. I wasn’t surprised by the announcement as he only makes a movie every 3-5 years, and 60 seems like a reasonable (if lucky) age to retire. My two favorite performances of his […]

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Movies to Escape Winter

by Michelle C.  Picture this. A toasty fire in the fireplace. A comfy couch with lots of throw blankets. A person, dog, or pillow to cuddle up with. And a movie that helps you escape the gloom of a Pacific Northwest winter. This time of year I like to watch movies that feature sunshine, travel, […]

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Genre Movie Challenge: Part Two

by Michelle C. & Grant P. A couple weeks ago, your Sno-Isle Libraries’ Movie Critics, Michelle C. and Grant P., listed our top movie in each of the library’s movie genres (ex. Action, Comedy, Television, etc.). We each have very different tastes in movies and some fun was had in the comments about which list […]

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Sno-Isle Staff Favorites of 2017

by Kimberly P. Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot. . . As the year winds down, it’s the customary time of “year-end” lists. Best movies of 2017, Best Books of 2017, Best Dressed of 2017. . . If you can think it, there’s probably a year-end list for it. At Sno-Isle, we’ve put together a list […]

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Genre Movie Challenge

By Grant P. & Michelle C. Your faithful film bloggers here at Sno-Isle don’t always agree on what makes a good movie. Sno-Isle collects 15(!) different film genres and Michelle and I have decided to select a film to suggest in each genre and … we are going to watch 3 films from our opposition’s […]

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Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

by Michelle C. Have you been watching The Vietnam War on PBS? I’ve long been a fan of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s documentaries. Their in-depth research into different times within American history results in unforgettable documentaries. Although each documentary has a definite point of view, there always seems to be a good mix of […]

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Blade Runner Redux

by Grant P. Blade Runner in all of it’s SEVEN! versions has been one of my favorite movies since it was released in 1982 (side note, I did not see it in 1982 as I was 3.) I also think I have only seen four of the versions. Anyways, the long anticipated/feared sequel was released […]

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Back to School Movies

by Michelle C.  I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who loved high school. Recess was also never my favorite subject in elementary school. Math was. The first day of school always filled me with joy. New pencils just waiting to be sharpened. The waxy smell of crayons. An attempt at curled bangs […]

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The Quotables

by Grant P. A coworker was relating a story where they were at a party that included a viewing of The Princess Bride (this party sounds amazing). A person who had never seen the movie (!!!) had a revelation during the famous line “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to […]

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