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Film Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

In what was nearly ten years in the making, the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding finally came out after thirteen years of its initial release date. Fans were cheering, enthusiastic for the return of the notorious Portokalos family. I myself had some fair expectations for this movie. Directed by Kirk Jones, My Big

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Retro Review: Newsies (1992)

“The movie with the fabulous dancing?” “Ha, yeah.” “Oh, no. Sorry, we don’t have it.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the time I was forced to buy Newsies—out of desperation. I had heard of the film numerous times and knew Christian Bale was in it; it still wasn’t enough to win me over. But

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Retro Review: Heathers (1988)

I had more time this week to do another review. Figuring it was better to have a back-up review rather than struggling at the last moment to squeeze some time in, I seized the opportunity. Having recently been into Winona Ryder and hearing about this “teen classic,” I decided it was time to watch this

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Film Review: Spotlight (2015)

There are times where the Oscars leave us pouting like a little five-year-old who couldn’t get that jumbo jaw-breaker from the candy store. The reason for this? Simply put, sometimes the movies suck. They’re either A: overrated or B: too melodramatic—so of course they run off with the Oscar. But this year, *wags finger* this

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A Favorite Revisited: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

  I don’t know why, but I had an intense yearning to revisit this movie and evaluate it, (or maybe yet, I wanted to feel rejuvenated and motivated for another project…)  The first time I had seen the film, I had watched it primarily for Jennifer Connelly. Nevertheless, I had loved it and considered it

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Film Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Figuring I needed to review something more recent, I opted for a film in which I had been sad not being able to catch in theaters. But then again, everything happens for a reason. And was I sure glad to not have wasted money on it. Directed by famed Guillermo Del Torro, I had wanted

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Rewatch Retro Review: Sixteen Candles (1984)

  It was dark when I decided to scroll my Netflix list out of boredom. After all, here I was paying for the subscription and yet barely using it. I figured, how about I checked to see what was new with Netflix. Scrolling through the endless lists of movies, I found a few childhood favorites,

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Retro Review: Laurel Canyon (2002)

  Upon initially hearing the title of the film, I couldn’t help but feel an odd sense of familiarity. And then I realized, Laurel Canyon was the street name I’d always pass up on the way to Ohlone College. Both film and street name lead to destinations revolving around ideas and change. One would think

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A Favorite Revisited: American Psycho

My index finger repeatedly clicked the right mouse button, intent on satiating my reawakened curiosity. “Christian Bale; Christian Bale with Sibi Blazic; Christian Bale young.” The broad scale of Christian Bale’s emotional spectrum never seemed to end. It had been perhaps a week since my tenth grade obsession had come back in the form of

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A Prickling Irritation Leads to Enhanced Motivation

I finally understood the whole concept of ‘channeling one’s passion and anger into motivation’ today. Hell was I pissed off upon taking my lab midterm today and leaving with the burdenous sensation of acrimony and  discouragement tugging on my heart and shoulders. It especially bothered me how I had wasted time studying in addition to

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