Monthly Archives: May 2015

“The Perks of Being A Wallflower” celebrates the socially-awkward

We’ve all been there; we’ve all had to face the pressure of being in high school. Few movies manage to truly capture the struggle between what we truly want and what is expected from us, and one example is the hugely underrated 2012 coming-of-age drama, The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, the

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“The Normal Heart” enamours audiences, sheds light on AIDS epidemic

Death is terrifying. For some, love is even more scary. To have found someone you love after years of searching and having them be on the verge of death so quickly after is terror I hope to never fully fathom. In 1981, the first case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was clinically recorded in the United States, paving way

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The pursuit of perfection: “Black Swan” solidifies itself as 21st century cinematic masterpiece

Back in 2010, a 14 year-old version of myself came across a film that would forever alter the way I perceived cinema in general. It was a work that made me fall in love with the art of film-making, and admire the minds behind the camera that envisioned what I saw on the silver screen. It is Black Swan, the

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From one heart to another: a review of “The Fault in Our Stars” 

There are a lot of people out there who will tell you a lot of different things about author John Green, from whom we’ve seen books such as Paper Towns, Will Greyson, will greyson, and Looking For Alaska, among others. As an aspiring YA novelist myself (one can dream), he is one of the mainstream literary figures I look up

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“See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book

Sometimes, I pick up a random movie to watch hoping it’ll be good. And sometimes it is (see: Who Am I – No System is Safe). Other times, however, it’s See You in Valhalla. Primarily starring Sarah Hyland, Bret Harrison, and Michael Weston, See You in Valhalla is a drama about the estranged Burwood family that comes together following the bizarre death

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