By Thalia Lauzon When I sit down to read a book or watch a video, I’m transported somewhere away from the harsh and messy realities of the real world. I’m awed by the different worlds and characters I wouldn’t encounter otherwise. The point is, I don’t want characters to be realistic. Stories as my escape. […]

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By Emma Simonoff Nicole Kidman is one of the most hardworking people in Hollywood. She’s been in at least two movies nearly every year since 1983. To be in so many movies and prestigious television dramas each year while also raising children, living in Nashville and being married to Keith Urban, she must have the […]

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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 Emma Simonoff At the risk of being kicked out of college, I want to confess that I’m really dumb. I can only name, like, four of the presidents. I have a thesaurus tab open at all times and I’ve never been sure how to use a dash. And it’s not just school stuff. 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 “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 Who doesn’t love a good mystery? From detective novels like “Sherlock Holmes,” animated shows for kids like “Scooby-Doo,” to the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock, mystery is one of the most beloved genres in the world.  In cinema, mystery films revolve around a protagonist and their journey to the solution. Suspense […]

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