Critic Keith Phipps once said, "movies are more than just those images that flicker for a couple of distracting hours then disappear...they don’t end when the lights go up."
In that spirit we carry on the conversation with reviews, lists and a podcast.
In this episode Shanna and Jeff discuss Blade
Runner, review the new Charlize Theron film, Atomic Blonde, and
countdown their favorite main female characters. Jeff also reviews
Dunkirk and Valerian in his week in review.
Apologies for the delay!
How many female directors can you name off the top of your head compared to male directors?
Have you noticed how few female directors are well-known?
In this episode Jeff and Shanna celebrate and discuss female directors and countdown their favorite movies directed by women!
In this episode Shanna and Jeff talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise and review The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. They then discuss their favorite superhero movies in their first theme-based Film Faves.
Welcome to another episode of The Movie Lovers!
You were probably expecting this episode on May 7. We're a little ahead of schedule, as I'm working with finalizing a regular schedule closer to opening weekends of movies rather than three weeks later.
In this episode we welcome our first guest, Allen Gilchrist, to talk about the Fast and the Furious franchise and review The F8 of the Furious. Shanna Paxton returns to discuss Film Faves: 2014.
Welcome to the 2nd episode of The Movie Lovers! Jeff and Shanna share their Week in Review, discuss their thoughts on
the theatrical experience and streaming, and share their favorite films
of 2015. Feel free to email constructive feedback to our discussions to email@example.com Thanks for listening!
You can find new episodes here and on SoundCloud every other week. Join us next time with a guest as we discuss the Fast and the Furious franchise and our favorite films of 2014. Episode should be posted May 7th.
The Gibson Review has entered new territory: podcasting. Join my wife, Shanna Paxton, and me as take the blog to your ears, discussing movies and movie-related topics.
In this episode we introduce the podcast by way of discussing why podcast and what brought us to this adventure. We openly admit this is new territory for us and we know very little about the technical side of podcasting; we're learning as we go. So, we apologize if the sound is a little rough. We also ran a little long, but we hope to work our way to a manageable 90 minutes on average.
You'll find a new episode posted here every other week. Keep your eyes peeled. Below are the episode and the show notes.
If you are a movie lover savvy enough to name film directors chances are the first names that come to mind are male: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, David Fincher, to name a few probably front-runners. Most people are hard-pressed to name a female film director. When I thought about it I was able to list upwards of 20 directors who are women and, after researching, was able to dig up more than 20 more.
These talents behind the camera are deserving of every bit as much notoriety as any successful male director. After researching up to 40 female directors, using a combination of theatrical output, critical success, average box office, and good old subjective opinion, I have ranked the top 20 female directors you should know.
The romantic comedy is a tough genre. Let's be honest, like comedy and horror it's a genre chock-full of garbage. In the case of romantic comedies, they usually follow the same plot: guy and girl meet cute, guy and girl see each other, guy and girl fight, guy and girl make up. Sometimes, to add an inconsequential amount of variety, guy and girl either A) never express their mutual feelings and conflict arises or B) conflict arises from someone not being honest. At any rate, most romantic comedies follow one of these plot lines and really do nothing to add anything new to the genre. Worst of all, we know how the movie will end: girl gets guy (usually the movie is told from a female perspective).
The genre is full of movies with the same tired story and the same tired tropes. So, it's worth asking: are there any good romantic comedies? If so, which are the best?
Worry not, for I have mined through 90 years worth of films to offer you the 25 best romantic comedies. Now, befor…