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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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