Category Archives: Quail Bell

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey | Moronic Masochism (co-written with Lauren Wark)

Note: For this movie review, we here at Quail Bell Magazine are going to be trying something different. This time, we had two Quail Bell writers, Alex Carrigan and Lauren Wark, look at the same movie and review it, in hopes of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Birdman | What We Talk About When We Talk About Superheroes

In many ways, being an actor and being a superhero are the same thing. There’s a public demand for your service, you have to completely assume a role different from who you are, you are judged on your ability to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Selma | Bridges to Cross

After sitting through the dreck that was American Sniper, I really needed a movie like Selma. Both films are very similar, and being released at the same time makes the comparison of the two films even greater. Both films are about a … Continue reading

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Film Review: America Sniper | Look Closely, and Be Careful

French film director Francois Truffaut once said there was no such thing as an anti-war movie. His main criticism was that most of these films failed to make it clear that war was not something to glamorize. You could watch … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inherent Vice | “The Dude Goes to Chinatown”

I promised it, and now I’m delivering. I saw Inherent Vice right before the Golden Globes, and boy did I need a movie like that on my mind before going into that awards show. I’m not saying that I needed to feel … Continue reading

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Film and Television: Golden Globe Predictions | “Because I Need to Question My Judgement

Award season is underway! This Sunday is the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, a night full of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy, celebrities getting to drink, and people watching at home pretending to understand what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association … Continue reading

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Books: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage | “A Burst of Color”

I mentioned in my 2014 review that I had hoped to read more by Haruki Murakami in the upcoming year. Thankfully, I continued to mention this around family, so one of my Christmas gifts was Murakami’s latest book. Colorless Tsukuru … Continue reading

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