By Andrew Harwood “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The famous words by John Keats, the ill-famed and tragic romantic poet, bring light to the idea that beauty lasts forever, even if something is beautiful to no one but yourself.  Life is about finding the beauty among the wretched, the good within the […]

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By Andrew Harwood When it comes to film, something that can be universally agreed upon is the impression a well-made picture leaves behind. Maybe it’s the combination of impeccable acting, clever cinematography, a great script and even greater editing that further pulls you into the feature, but a well-made film stands as the ultimate achievement […]

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By Andrew Harwood In a world where people feed off the buzz and culture that surround films, movie trailers offer exciting pieces of insight into upcoming cinema productions. The compilation of scenes within a film provides audiences a sneak peak at an upcoming feature. Trailers are what largely encourage an audience to see a film. […]

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By Andrew Harwood Film exists as a rather expansive medium, considering the plethora of genres that persist in this day and age. From comedies to avant garde, French New Wave to German Expressionism, or even something as simple as family animation, film is perfectly versatile. A personal favorite genre of mine, which is quite a […]

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By Andrew Harwood What makes a film? A question that not only begs the simplest of answers, but also the most enduring conversations, is our focus for this week’s “Cinephilia” blog. Is it the stars? The music? The script? The director? Yes, of course. But more than all that, editing is by far the most […]

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By Andrew Harwood Filmmaking exists based on the nature of creation. Where problems exist, however, is in regard to financing. Financing a film is a significant investment, hence causing problems for many aspiring filmmakers trying to break into the game. However, we can thank independent cinema for leading the revolution of great films without the […]

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By Andrew Harwood “Excuse me preacher, you got time for a sinner?” What is good? What is bad? A popular moral question that begs the simplest yet most intricate and cunning answers serves the purpose for this week’s film: Netflix’s “The Devil all the Time.”  Based on the novel of the same name by Donald […]

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By Andrew Harwood A new semester, the same old blog: welcome back to “Cinephilia,” cinephiles.  Having run through almost every genre imaginable and known to man last year, I brought it upon myself to decide to critique and recommend a single film every week in order to stay true to my critic-at-large aspiration.  So, without […]

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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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