Posts by Flicks

Dance Magic Dance: A selection of traumatizing children’s movies

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • October 30, 2012

Never underestimate the horror you can get from a simple kid’s movie. (Illustration by Carlo Collodi, from Le avventure di Pinocchio)

Marie:
A few days ago I made the mistake of watching Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) to ease the feeling of school-induced stress and childhood nostalgia I …

An introduction to feminist horror

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • October 23, 2012

Painting of Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes by Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Image taken from Wikimedia Commons)

Zoe Doucette
If you grow up as a girl, you are taught to fear from a young age. Fear becomes one of your best friends, …

Flicks Month of Blood: Week One

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • October 13, 2012

Flicks Month of Blood: Week One

Zoe:
October is Flicks’ MONTH OF BLOOD: Flicks will be exploring all things spooky and depraved with special horror-themed columns through the month of October, …

The book was better

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • October 3, 2012

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Sept. 30, 2012
Dear Friend,
I am writing to you because the film adaptation of classic teen-angst novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower is set …

The Worlds Beyond The Wardrobe Department

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • September 25, 2012

The Worlds Beyond The Wardrobe Department

As that Polonius guy once said, “clothes make the man.” He couldn’t have been more correct in the case of movies. Costumes make all …

Road to joy

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • March 29, 2012

roadtojoy - comfort movies. Graphic by Zoe Doucette.

There are times in life which call for direct action and goal-setting. Then, there are times in life which call for yoga pants, carbohydrates, …

The People’s Theatre pt. 2

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • March 6, 2012

The People’s Theatre pt. 2

Video art is frequently mocked in popular culture. It’s weird and non-linear. People ‘don’t get it.’ Usually there is at least one naked person …

The People’s Theatre

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • February 7, 2012

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This is the first installment of a series on local and web-based resources offering smart, life-changing films to the public for free. 
Libraries are amazing. …

Flicks: The Artist

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • January 30, 2012

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Marie: There are two ways that I can describe Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist (2012) right off the top of my head: 1) It is an …

Flicks: A Dangerous Method

By Marie and Zoe, Film critics • January 23, 2012

A Dangerous Method

ZOE:   The David Cronenberg/Viggo Mortensen collaboration party continues in A Dangerous Method (2011), a departure from the gory A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007).  Method dives into the conflicts …