Category: Film Reviews

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Essay: Without Compromise

The following is an academic essay written as part of a Writing for Screen and Stage Minor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for Professor Scott Myers. It analyzes the films In A...

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Film Review: Boyhood

It should be no secret that Boyhood has received almost universal acclaim, to the point of concern for movie critics who distrust films with universal acclaim as indisputable evidence of the Illuminati. How could...

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Film Review: Interstellar

I’m a Nolan fan. I’ll say it. Cue shock and horror, as if I’d just admitted I’m a fan of white sand beaches, Chik Fil-A, doughnuts or silk underwear. Expressing admiration for one of...

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Film Review: Snowpiercer

I was as surprised as anyone when I saw Snowpiercer pop up on the Pay Per View commercials. God damn, I thought. Chris Evans and Jamie Bell battling through a train with veteran actors...

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An Anecdotal Review: Neighbors

Expectation is indeed a bizarre thing, and even more bizarre when the root of that expectation comes from life altering past experience. Like all young men between the ages of 17 and 23, I...

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TV Review: True Detective

HBO is certainly not a stranger to excellent original programming, having produced previous fan favorites and iconic pilots like The Sopranos, Entourage, and Extras. And naturally, as the television world strides forward in legitimacy in the wake of...

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Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Your host has been busy the last few weeks, but we’re back with another literary installment. In particular, the classic bored-before-a-plane book pick up goes along way tonight, as...