“Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales)
Fairy Tales / Film

“Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales)

Below is the Italian trailer for Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales), an Italian fantasy horror film directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. It is Garrone’s first English-language film. The movie is a screen adaptation of fairy tales by Neapolitan poet and courtier Giambattista Basile, including Pentamerone … Continue reading

Dear NPR: Hazel is not Spiderman (A response to the Diane Rhem Show’s “Readers’ Review of The Fault in Our Stars”)
Books / Film / Reviews

Dear NPR: Hazel is not Spiderman (A response to the Diane Rhem Show’s “Readers’ Review of The Fault in Our Stars”)

By: Rebekah Fitzsimmons Dear NPR: I am normally a big fan of your programming; if I weren’t a very poor graduate student, I would likely be a financial supporter as well. So, when I say that I was really really disappointed by your Wednesday, June 25th episode of the Diane Rehm Show, I want you to … Continue reading

In Theaters Now: Boyhood
Film

In Theaters Now: Boyhood

By: Swampish If you have not done so already, consider checking out Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. The film, starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke, is an American coming-of-age drama that was widely released in theaters on August 15, 2014. One of the qualities that makes Boyhood worthy of note is its unique mode of production. The film was … Continue reading

Moments from Into the Woods
Film / Theater

Moments from Into the Woods

By: Swampish
Disney has released the first trailer for their movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1986 musical Into the Woods, opening this Christmas. The story features famed fairy tale characters Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack in the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Prince Charming, along with fairy tale archetypes like a baker, a baker’s wife, and a witch. Continue reading