A Movie Room

Welcome to The Movie Room

We are a movie group — film scholars, critics, and fans — that is focused on having fun while studying film communication. The resources on this site represent our research and writing that has accumulated from years of film study as a group exploration.

Since 2010, we have watched and critiqued over 80 movies, and in 2020, we are still catching up and adding to our repository of monthly issues.

Calling All Movie Groups!

Movie groups offer movie lovers the opportunity to meet with people who share their interests, to enjoy stimulating discussion about intriguing topics, and best of all, to watch good movies together!

Whether your group is an intimate gathering organized with friends or a large event run by outside organizers, Movies on Chatham is happy to introduce you to the right movie for your audiences. From recent releases to classic works from the past, we hope that your group will discover something here for everyone!

We have created articles and essays to enhance your group’s discussion of some of our favorite titles. Materials include pages that describe each movie, monthly articles to focus and inspire thoughtful discussion in any movie group or club.

Our articles encompass, among other topics, storytelling, documentary, methods for careful reading of films, the history and techniques of film making, and theories and philosophy of film. Since we are posting more recent work first, and adding new titles each month, we ask that you please stay tuned.

Get started by clicking on the themes or titles featured on our front page.

And, please do join us in our movie-watching events on the second Thursday of every month during the academic year.

Minions watching movies
Minions watching movies as a group.

Although you may not be physically present, our work benefits from learning about what others observe in film communication.

Therefore, we invite you to take part in our discussions via comment on our articles or via our Twitter feed. Even better, let us know that you have used our materials in a movie group of your own.

Whatever your interest in our topics of discussion — from those represented in People magazine to  .  .  .  the sky’s no limit in esotericism! — we want to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in Movies on Chatham.

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