Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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First Films

by Grant While watching the newest trailer for director Christopher Nolan’s (he of the Dark Knight Trilogy) Dunkirk, and reading Michelle’s recent post, I started thinking of first films of famous directors. Most often first films offer insights into future paths that a director might take. Sadly, some first films are the pinnacle of creative […]

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Director Spotlight – Hayao Miyazaki

by Grant “Retired” filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s films are almost immediately recognizable, both visually and thematically.  Miyazaki is one of, if not the most influential director of animated films (I would say films in general). Luckily Sno-Isle has in our collection all eleven of his directorial efforts. Below are a selected few. His first film was […]

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