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journey through cinema

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Sep 23 '14

Boyhood (2014)

Also known as “Richard Linklater‘s 12-year Project”, Boyhood follows a young boy through his childhood form ages 6-18. Linklater literally spent a few weeks every year shooting the film one scene at a time, using the same cast of actors. This incredible test of patience enables audiences to see characters literally mature and grow years before their eyes in a few hours.

The passage of time itself…

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Sep 21 '14
Research paper time. #college #filmstudies #writing #film #thesis #goodstudent #acadamia

Research paper time. #college #filmstudies #writing #film #thesis #goodstudent #acadamia

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Sep 15 '14

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Far from your typical detective story, Director Jonathan Demme‘s 1991 masterpiece helped to refine the genre. Based on a novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, Demme’s adaptation successfully takes us on a thrilling but dark journey into a territory so rarely explored in cinema: the bleak recesses of the human mind.

Part Freudian mystery, part crime thriller, Silence of the Lambs first…

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Jun 23 '14

The best of 2014 (so far)

The best of 2014 (so far)


With June winding down, the year is nearly reaching its halfway point. Now it’s time to sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and take a look at my favorite 15 films of the year so far. Keep in mind there are a few films released with a lot of good buzz I have yet to see (Ida, Tom at the Farm, Hellion, Cold in July, Night Moves, Obvious Child and Snowpiercer). Note I am also using the…

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Jun 19 '14
This is why I love my school.  #uvu #bathroom #vandalism #irony #lists #hipster #art  (at Utah Valley University)

This is why I love my school. #uvu #bathroom #vandalism #irony #lists #hipster #art (at Utah Valley University)

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Jun 16 '14

Generation Like (PBS Frontline 2014)

Generation Like (PBS Frontline 2014)

The PBS Frontline Special Generation Like takes a deep look into how an up-and-coming group of tech-savy kids are becoming both creators and consumers of a new digital culture.  Through popular social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, YouTubeInstagram, and Tumblr, today’s teens are redefining traditional marketing and public relations techniques by identifying and expressing themselves in a…

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Jun 15 '14

22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street (2014)

Coming strong off their last filmic collaboration The Lego Movie, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller usher in one of this summer’s most anticipated sequels. Thier first attempt at rebooting the cult 80′s TV show was a terrific success, and proved  smart enough to win over critics and silly enough to win over the masses.

It seems like Lord and Miller have somehow caught lightning in a bottle a…

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Jun 5 '14

Enemy (2014)

Filmed before but released after 2013′s breakout thriller Prisoners and also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, director Denis Villeneuve takes the road of the arthouse in his new film EnemyBased on a similar premise to this year’s fantastic comedy The Double, Enemy focuses on one man who comes across what appears to be his exact copy.  Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a university professor who spends his days…

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Jun 3 '14

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

I’m sure we all have experienced that sense of cinematic deja vu when we watch a movie and think to ourselves “I have seen this all before”.  Edge of Tomorrow, the filmic adaptation of the popular manga All You Need Is Killis based around this very premise. A man, stuck in a time loop, repeats the last 24 hours to himself everytime he dies. He sees the same people, fights the same battles,…

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Tags: 2014 films action movie All You Need Is Kill Bourne Identity Doug Liman Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow Review Emily Blunt film review Jez Butterworth Sci-fi time travel Tom Cruise Usual Suspects Valkyrie

Jun 2 '14

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

When X-Men first appeared on the big screen back in 2000, it ushered in a new type of super-hero film. Nearly a decade before Christopher Nolan would give birth to his neo-noir inspired Batman, X-Menproved you could successfully adapt beloved comic book characters and place them in a serious, modern-day context (and make money while doing it). This was a drastic shift from the campy, playful…

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