Tag: Reflections on the Silver Screen

Arts & Culture

To Life!

Title: Fiddler on the Roof Director: Norman Jewison Year: 1971 Rating: G The sun rises, a rooster crows, and ever so softly the tender notes of a violin grow ever stronger. It’s pre-revolutionary Russia in the small Jewish town of Anatevka whose residents are swayed by their community and cultural […]

Arts & Culture

Firsthand Belief

The film Secondhand Lions is set in rural 1950’s Texas and centers on the lives of two eccentric brothers and their shy untrusting nephew, Walter.   The story starts out with Walter being unexpectedly dropped off at his estranged uncle’s house and tasked by his rather manipulative mother to find […]

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Practically Perfect

Title: Mary Poppins Returns    Director: Rob Marshall Year: 2018 Rating: PG  The scene opens up with a chimney sweeper bike-riding down the London streets, turning off the lamplights on a dark evening. As he goes on his way, he sings of the “Lovely London Sky” to encourage people to […]

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Against All Odds

Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Year: 2017 Rating: PG The 1960s–the age of the Vietnam War, the Beatles, and “Hippies.” But the 1960s also ushered in the Civil Rights Movement. The recent film Hidden Figures focuses directly on the equality of all people despite gender, race, and background. As […]