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JDF’s Week #1 Recommendation: Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

This week is all about characters that we feel epitomize The Fool, a naive, inexperienced protagonist determined to find some meaning or purpose in life by embarking on a quest. I’m certain my boy Jeff (Jason Segel) definitely fits the … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #30 Recommendation: Project Nim (2011)

Movies about animals generally seem to either fall into the cloyingly sweet family category or tragic, heartbreaking dead pet territory. I wanted to find something a little different this week and immediately thought of Project Nim, a documentary that happened … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #29 Recommendation: The League of Gentlemen (1960)

I have always loved heist movies, but it didn’t occur to me until I started researching this weeks topic just how many of my favorite films could fit in this category. There have been many variations over the years, but … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #28 Recommendation: Frozen River (2008)

The holiday season can be rough for a lot of people, especially when it comes to financial problems. Bills, food, presents, and the occasional emergency can all add up to start emptying the pockets of even the most well prepared … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #27 Recommendations: Blood Simple (1984) and A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (2010)

I am, unsurprisingly for a guy writing on a blog about movies, a huge fan of the Coen brothers and pretty much every film they’ve made. A shocking revelation, I know. That said, I was intrigued to discover that Chinese … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #26 Recommendation: Ponette (1996)

Going through a major loss can be an incredibly difficult thing, and everyone deals with it in their own way. Anger, grief, and denial are all well-known coping mechanisms. My pick this week takes a look at how very young … Continue reading

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JDF’s Week #25 Recommendation: Half Nelson (2006)

This weeks pick was difficult. I had a handful of movies in mind before settling on Half Nelson, a film I overlooked back when it first came out. It tells a story that deals with addiction and the reasons that … Continue reading

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