By Andrew Harwood Originality is one of the key elements of creating a story. Careful not to rip off or steal someone else’s idea, you sit at your desk — in quarantine — rewriting a script for the fifth time because someone you sampled it to said it reminds them too much of “that film […]

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By Andrew Harwood Hello, and good day to everyone at home in the need of entertainment.  It’s been an interesting past few weeks (to say the least), and here at Cinephilia, I want to make sure everyone stays at home. Thankfully, this is where the wonderful medium of film comes in. Film has been entertaining […]

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By Andrew Harwood Music has been an essential part of everyday life since the beginning of time. Whether you’re an audiophile, a shower singer, a composer or maybe even a film score enthusiast, music is an immersive and forever popular medium. When it comes to cinema, sound is one of the core elements of production. […]

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By Andrew Harwood In the cinematic world, live action films are, for the most part, the most prevalent form of film. Whether it be a narrative film, documentary or even a short film, live action films have been dominating the business since the turn of the 20th century. But a departure from live action films […]

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By Andrew Harwood Since its very conception, cinema has been a universal medium. And contrary to popular belief, cinema has a major presence in other countries aside from the United States. Shocking, I know, right? As a result of the abundance of international films, there are hundreds of features that unfortunately go unseen by the […]

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By Liam Grogan Another awards season has come and gone, leaving us moviegoers suffering in the aftermath. As we begin to discuss the biggest snubs of the night, this is usually the time where anger reaches peak level.  I went into Oscar Sunday fully expecting to write this piece feeling downright furious, but instead, something […]

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By Andrew Harwood People love stories. More specifically, people love stories about other people.  Films have been telling stories about fictitious characters since the dawn of cinema itself. The flip side of those are the non-fiction works that tell the story of famous, important historical figures.  These films are biopics. The biopic, or “biographical film,” […]

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By Liam Grogan There are few filmmakers who can boast as many noteworthy films as Christopher Nolan.  Plunged into the spotlight through his groundbreaking “The Dark Knight” trilogy, Nolan is known for his complex plots and thrilling, over-the-top visual and action sequences. Every fan will claim a different Nolan movie as their favorite, but there’s […]

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By Andrew Harwood At its simplest, film is a form of visual art. Yet at its most definitive, film is an expansive production.  Focusing on the actual production of film is important to understand how it exactly comes together. It isn’t all fun and games, dreams to picture, nor that “it means no worries.” A […]

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By Liam Grogan It’s Academy Awards season, and you know what that means: people are confused, upset and angry. And when I say “people,” of course, I am referring to myself.  I went through many stages while reading the 2020 nominations. It began with confusion (How is “Ford v Ferrari” even on here?), then disgust […]

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