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  • “How to Be Single”: A 21st Century Guide?

    Picture this: a couple of weeks into February; I went to the cinema to see “The Revenant.” Looking back now I know it was probably not the smartest idea, but I needed to focus on something other than my recently shattered love life, and Leonardo DiCaprio is always good for my mental health. Irrelevant to […]

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  • Sister Cities: Not Your Typical Lifetime Movie

    Two years ago, when you signed into Facebook, you couldn’t scroll for more than two minutes before you saw a new video of someone completing the Ice Bucket Challenge. The premise was simple: dump an ice-cold bucket of water on your head and challenge three friends to do the same. It was created to raise […]

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  • On the Importance of Comfort Movies

    “What on Earth is a comfort movie?” I hear you ask. While trying to come up with a decent definition, I found this article over at Piddleville that described it best by saying that “in some ways, it’s best defined by what it is not.”  It’s most likely not a cinematic masterpiece to most critics. It […]

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  • Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

    As a writer and as a person, I am very rarely rendered speechless. Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika studios (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) left me in stunned, teary-eyed awe. Kubo and the Two Strings is the simple, yet not so simple, saga of a young, one-eyed boy (Kubo, […]

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  • Review: Front Cover

    Directed by Ray Yeung, Front Cover follows the story of Ryan (Jake Choi) an openly gay man who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing to pursue a career as a fashion stylist in the city. When assigned to stylist Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm, things are shaken […]

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  • John Krasinski’s “The Hollars” Tugs on Heartstrings From Beginning to End

    John Krasinski makes his second directorial debut with his film The Hollars. With a moving script written by Jim Strouse and a strong cast featuring Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Margo Martindale, Charlie Day and Krasinski himself, the quickly paced comedic quips, sprinkled in with heartbreaking circumstances, makes The Hollars a movie that will have you in […]

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  • Roundtable Review: Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad was one of the most anticipated film releases of the year, and it’s undeniably spectacular marketing campaign gave DC fan’s across the globe some serious wings, promising to fulfill their every squad wish. Then the critic reviews arrived, grabbed everyone by the seat of the pants and promptly brought them back down to earth […]

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