First, a short note on the history of the infamous US suburb:
The growth of suburbs was facilitated by the development of zoning laws, redlining and various innovations in transport. After World War II availability of FHA loans stimulated a housing boom in American suburbs. In the older cities of the northeast U.S., streetcar suburbs originally developed along train or trolley lines that could shuttle workers into and out of city centers where the jobs were located. This practice gave rise to the term bedroom community or dormitory, meaning that most daytime business activity took place in the city, with the working population leaving the city at night for the purpose of going home to sleep. Source
Now that you’re informed, check out these 10 great movies about suburbs, in no particular order:
Film.com profiles 6 young actors that might make it to Hollywood’s A-List and become “the next Tom Hanks”. We’re not sure how Jonah Hill made it onto this list, or why Tom Hanks is being put on a pedestal, but that’s beside the point. Here are the six on Film.com’s short list:
Make sure that you watch the films in original size, otherwise the quality is bad. Also, feel free to let me know if you’ve found a better quality film, one I missed or The Great Dictator in English, by sending an email to blog -at- criticker dot com
Thanks to Cali and her team at GeekBriefTV for featuring Criticker on their latest episode. GeekBriefTV is a popular videocast, and we were honored to earn a spot in their program.
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We’ve just introduced a great new feature that a lot of users had requesting. Films by Country
Every single film in our database now displays its country of origin in the Film Information page, which reveals a lot of interesting tidbits. (Who knew Captain America was an American & Yugoslavian co-production? That just seems wrong!)
Even better, “country” is now a filtering option on our full film lists. Want to know which spaghetti westerns are in our database? No problem. Have an itch to see an animated Bulgarian film from the 40s? Well… there aren’t any, but at least now you can assure yourself of that. PLUS, you can use the country filter on your list of seen films, as well as the lists of other users.
We hope you like this new feature! If not, we’re sure you’ll let us know … comments are always welcome.