Yuletide Movies? Maybe not, but…

Here are some holiday films I’d recommend that you may not have seen before, or may not have considered as having a “winter holiday” theme. Also known as “A list of Peg’s Favorite Christmas/Yuletide/Winter Solstice Movies!” [Read more…]

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2013’s Top Ten Movies for Pagans

In no particular order, I present the year’s ten best movies for you witchy, tree-hugging, candle-burning, goddess-worshipping, animal-loving, mead-drinking, bonfire-dancing types! [Read more…]

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Witch Cinema: My Top Ten Movies with Witches in ‘Em

The portrayal of witches in films as evil, seductive, greedy for power, bloodthirsty, cruel — well, I think it’s all built upon some combination of fairy tales, the horror story that was the Salem Witch Trials, and the paranoid portrayals from the years of the European witch craze. Plus Hollywood, which decided around 1938 that pointy black hats and green warty skin were de rigeur (I think they got that from a Goya painting). [Read more…]

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Oh, look! Witches are media darlings. AGAIN. (SIGH)

Remember the late 1990s? THE CRAFT? Then CHARMED? Then BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER? Then THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Then all the witchcraft stuff appearing in episodes of shows like THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, etc.? To quote one of the creepier moments of TWIN PEAKS: “It is happening again. It is happening right now.” [Read more…]

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