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  • Essentials: Films That Taught Me Cinema Things in First Year.

    Film school was years ago for me but the films I watched in first year helped me understand cinema and how to really make a movie, and the energies and mindset needed in order to complete a monstrous task such as completing a movie. These five films to this days are films that I can go back to, if I ever need to remember the basics.

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  • My Obsession: Wong Kar-wai.

    I’ve had the opportunity to watch nearly 98% of Wong’s filmography and I have become obsessed, so in typical human fashion I can’t be the only one that’s obsessed. So I wrote this little piece about Wong and his films as sort of a starter’s guide into one of Hong Kong’s prolific filmmakers.

     

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  • Top 11 TV Series of 2017

    A year is bloody darn long! With that comes tons, and tons, of content from Hollywood and beyond to keep us entertained while we try to navigate our mostly-miserable lives. Okay, may some lives aren't that miserable (probably because you're rich!), but we all need entertainment to keep us occupied and somewhat lively. To project our worries, needs and aspirations. Television series are the perfect escape. I know I feel a little better about myself after immersing myself in multiple episodes of my favourite shows. Peeking into the lives of others feels absolutely amazing.

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  • The Curse of Bonnie Bennett and the Magical Negro Stereotype.

    The Curse of Bonnie Bennett and the Magical Negro Stereotype.

    Throughout the entire series run of The Vampire Diaries there’s been one character who has had the worst luck on the show, and that’s Bonnie Bennett the show’s resident witch (and hero in my eyes). Forget about Elena Gilbert and her “tragedy” the real tragic character is Bonnie Bennett, who joins a long list of token magical Negro characters in American cinema.

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  • 2017 Live-Action Comic Book Movies Ranked

    2017 has been a year to behold for superhero-themed live-action movies. We got a total of seven films out of the crazed genre; ranging from origin stories to team-ups of some of our iconic comic book heroes. I must say, I was satisfied by the efforts we've gotten from the filmmakers who were entrusted with bringing our heroes to life respectively. Even with some dire misfortunes, none of these movies completely fell flat.

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