SIU Reviews

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SIU Reviews is a regular series on WSIU Radio featuring movie reviews and critiques by faculty and students in the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI is a comical autobiography written by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, featuring a fictionalized account of his life.  It’s also the basis of the animated film A Liar's Autobiography The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at this rather irreverent film.

A Liar's Autobiography The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman will be released on DVD on February 12th.

The British biopic Hyde Park on Hudson is currently in release…  It’s the story of FDR and his relationship with Margaret Suckley, a distant cousin.  The movie is loosely based on her private journals.

Film critic Mark McCleerey takes a closer look for this edition of SIU Reviews.

Hyde Park on Hudson is currently playing at a theater near you. 

Mark McCleerey is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University.  His critiques are a regular feature of SIU Reviews.

SIU Reviews: Easy A

Jan 11, 2013
www.imdb.com

If you're looking for some weekend entertainment...  film critic Walter Metz has a movie suggestion for you -  Easy A.

It's a 2010 retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic  Scarlet Letter, and the subject of this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Easy A is available on DVD.

Walter Metz is the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He is a regular contributor to  SIU Reviews.

www.ninaconti.co.uk

The 2012 documentary Her Master's Voice looks inside the life of ventriloquist Nina Conti. Film Critic Liz Faber has more for this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Breaking Dawn Part 2

Dec 21, 2012
Summit Entertainment

Breaking Dawn Part 2, is the final installment of the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's "The Twilight Saga." Film Critic Walter Metz takes a closer look at the influences of this pop-cultural classic  in this edition of  SIU Reviews.
 

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is in current release. Walter Metz is the Chair of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Department of Cinema and Photography.   He is a regular contributor to  SIU Reviews.

Magnolia Pictures

Actor Morgan Freeman reunites with director Rob Reiner in The Magic of Belle Isle

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at the movie that tells the story of a errant writer who finds his inspiration again.

The Magic of Belle Isle is currently out on DVD.  Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIUC with an emphasis in psychoanalytic film theory.

Memento Films International

The 2011 Iranian drama A Separation tells the story of a middle class couple who separate while struggling with the care of an elderly father.

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at this Academy Award winning film.

A Separation is currently out on DVD.  Liz Faber is a Doctoral Candidate at Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in psychoanalytic film theory.

SIU Reviews: The Artist

Nov 21, 2012
Weinstein Company

The 2011 French film The Artist tells the story of a silent movie star and a young dancer.  Film Critic Walter Mertz turns his attention to this unique movie for this edition of SIU Reviews.

The Artist is currently out on DVD.   Walter Metz is the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University.

SIU Reviews is a regular series on WSIU Radio.

Walt Disney

The recent Tim Burton film  Frankenweenie tells the story of young Victor and his science experiment that brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life with some unintended consequences.

Liz Faber takes a closer look in this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Liz Faber is a doctoral student in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIU Reviews  is a regular re-occurring series produced by the SIUC Department of Cinema and Photography.
 

SIUC Department of Cinema & Photography Chair Walter Metz turns his attention to the recent DVD release

of The Cabin in the Woods in this edition of SIU Reviews.

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