Category film

PBSOFF: The Yellow Wallpaper

The PBS Online Film Festival comes to a close today. As I was trying to decide my overall choice to encourage others to consider, I realized the overwhelming number of quality short films I watched over the past week. Calls From Home: Prison Radio in Appalachia andYou’re Dead to Me all spoke to me on […]

PBSOFF: My Dear Americans

If anyone has been kind enough to endure my blog posts in the past, you will have learned by now that I’m quite the klutz… Today, I type to you with one hand as I have somehow managed to damage my left shoulder and my arm is now in a sling. I’m telling you this, […]

3rd Annual PBS Online Film Festival

In March 2013, I had the privilege of blogging about the second annual PBS Online Film Festival.  Through this event I learned about topics ranging from issues facing Africans identifying as LGBT and seeking asylum from oppression in their country to the curious lives of cats and their perspective of the world. The line-up this […]

On Story: Frank Darabont (Pt. 2)

After a chaotic week of convocation and family visiting me in the Great White North (which has since melted into a luscious green wonderland), I finally had the opportunity to view this week’s episode of On Story. How lucky we are to live in a world where your favourite shows can be streamed online! As […]

On Story: Frank Darabont

What do a clown targeting children’s fears, a living car, and a haunted hotel have in common? Their creator: Stephen King. King is one of the—if not THE—most well-known authors in the horror genre of literature.  If you’ve seen a horror film, you’ve likely seen an adaptation of his works. The man has written so […]

“I’m too old for this…”

This afternoon on Panhandle PBS, cozy up on the couch and enjoy a moment’s rest while watching On Story at 5:30. In the past, I have blogged about this television series multiple times and it has rarely, if ever, disappointed me. On Story is exceptional for the topics chosen to discuss and the people selected […]

Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers (Pt. 1)

This week on Pioneers of Television, the issue of race is addressed by interviewing some of the most important African American, Latino American, and Asian American actors in history and the manner in which they broke the mould of America’s bigoted past on the television screen. On the silver screen, there was black face, yellow […]