• Discussion: Wise Guys
    The wise-guy teenager is a frequent feature in coming-of-age films. What’s your favorite wise-guy teen movie?
    Posted: September 2, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion: Royal Performances
    In "The Madness of King George," we get a peek behind royal curtains, a tradition that dates back to the earliest days of filmmaking. What’s your favorite film about a royal personage?
    Posted: September 2, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Films Portraying Bullying
    Bullying of all sorts seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves, as it’s a problem that appears to spread across cultures and classes. What’s your favorite film that portrays bullying?
    Posted: July 30, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Modern Shakespeare Adaptations
    What’s your favorite modern Shakespeare adaptation? Richard Peña is especially fond of Aki Kaurismaki’s HAMLET GOES BUSINESS, which has several points of contact with Michael Almereyda’s HAMLET.
    Posted: July 23, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion: Betty Davis Performances
    Many people consider ALL ABOUT EVE to be Bette Davis’s finest performance. What is your favorite Bette Davis performance?
    Posted: July 16, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Contemporary Immigration Films
    DIRTY PRETTY THINGS takes in inside look at the harsh realities of immigration, a universal phenomenon in today's world. What’s your favorite contemporary immigration film?
    Posted: July 16, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Recent Romantic Comedies
    What’s your favorite recent romantic comedy? In the post-2000 era, Richard Pena cites WEDDING CRASHERS as surprisingly endearing.
    Posted: July 9, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Non-Documentary Civil Rights Movies
    MISSISSIPPI BURNING examines the turbulent era of the early civil rights movement. What is your favorite non-documentary civil rights movie?
    Posted: July 9, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – “Wise Guy” Teen Movies
    In THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS, Shia LeBeouf plays a wise guy teenager - a frequent figure in “coming of age” films. What’s your favorite “wise guy teen” movie?
    Posted: July 2, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Why submarines?
    For being such a specific niche, submarine movies are a surprisingly popular genre. What is it about these movies that make them so appealing?
    Posted: July 2, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Aboriginal Films
    What’s your favorite Aussie Aboriginal film? Richard Peña's favorite is Fred Schepisi’s THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH.
    Posted: June 25, 2011 | View Comments
  • Discussion – Autobiographical Films
    What's your favorite autobiographical film? Richard Pena is a big fan of Noah Baumbach's THE SQUID AND THE WHALE.
    Posted: April 30, 2011 | View Comments
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