By Andrew Harwood As much as I hate to accept it, the time has come for me to wrap up this series for the semester. Born out of a sole interest and passion for cinema, I began “Cinephilia” last September, and oh how it has deepened my infatuation over this past year.  Given that this […]

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By Liam Grogan When debating who holds the title of “greatest director of all time,” I find that the same couple of names are always being thrown around. Any film major will practically trip over themselves to scream “HITCHCOCK!” “TARANTINO!” or, if they’re feeling adventurous, “SPIELBERG!” And while I do love and respect all of […]

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By Andrew Harwood A light shines upon Hamlet as he spears King Claudius with his sword. The two fall, side by side, Claudius dead. Slowly dying, Hamlet famously utters to Horatio: “I’m dying.”  Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is one of the greatest tragedies ever written. That said, tragedy itself is one of the greatest and most classic […]

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By Andrew Harwood “War is hell.”  This Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman quote is a cliché, overused and bitter phrase, but it also perfectly sums up our theme this week. At its simplest, war is an armed conflict between states. But, at its most complex, war has ferocious, extensive bloodshed.  War has been around […]

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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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