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Whiplash Review

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Whiplash: Directed by Damien Chazelle; Starring J.K. Simmons, and Miles Teller. 106 minutes, rated R. Whiplash is a brilliant film, so it’s no surprise that it won 3 Academy Awards, including best actor in a supporting role, (J.K. Simmons) best achievement in sound mixing, and best achievement in film editing. It has sharp acting, genius shot composition,…

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Lavish Lifestyles and Enchanting Thrills: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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It is not often that I, a stingy teenager, pay eleven dollars of my hard earned cash to watch a two hour drama in the dark cold of a movie theater. It is even less often that I pay eleven dollars on three separate occasions to see the same movie three separate times. And it is…

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Boyhood Review

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Boyhood, a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, was written and directed by Richard Linklater. It was filmed in Austin over a 12 year period with the same cast, following 6 year old Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his family as he approaches adulthood.  The story is portrayed through Mason’s eyes, and you see him from…

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Netflix worthy Halloween films to watch on a full moon

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With the month of October comes breezy nights, pumpkin spice, and a sudden acceptance for the combination of orange and black. After a holiday-less September, being reunited with a whole month dedicated to Halloween festivities is definitely the highlight of the fall season. While shopping for the best costume and trick-or-treating (no matter how “old” you…

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Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour Review

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Now if you’re like most of the world and have already fallen hard for Sam Smith, this review is something you could have written yourself. For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the best new artist, just wait. Sam Smith stepped into the scene in early 2014 with hits such as Latch and Stay…

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Magnum Photo Exhibit

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The Magnum Art Foundation and Exhibit have captivated people’s attention for over 66 years. Recently I had the pleasure of going to a Magnum Art Exhibit and getting to see many beautiful and breathtaking photos and footage of many places and people. The exhibit told stories of war, depression, Hollywood glamour and many untold secrets…

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