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Undefended: Quarantine Recommendations

For this month's Undefended, FilmFisher's writers did something a bit different. Since almost everyone is cooped up at home right now, we are offering some easily accessible viewing recommendations to help you sift through the mountains of garbage clogging every streaming service…Read On

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Film… a Medium for Memories

Lately, I asked my students which time period they would like to live in. When they pressed me for my own answer to the question, as students do, I quipped that Iā€™d like to live in the late ā€˜90s or early 2000s, because ā€œI was a child, which means I was happy then.ā€ I found it curious that my students (who, after all, are still children to my eyes) responded with knowing laughter. Why does this sort of joke ring so true? Why do we see the past as happy? More precisely, why do we see the past as containing some inaccessible happiness that cannot be replicated in the present?Read On