Tag Archives: FIlm

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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2014 in Review: My Year in Pop Culture | “A Year of Gods, Aliens, and The Unknown”

It’s that time of year, when critics like myself attempt to look back at the past twelve months and try to rate the events, people, media, and notable occurrences on some arbitrary scale. As Quail Bell Magazine‘s film critic, I wanted … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dear White People | “Are You Feeling Uncomfortable Yet?”

When I first heard about Dear White People, it was because of the trailer I saw attached with an Indiegogo campaign. It was a satirical look at modern race relations, with the perspective being from a young black woman hosting … Continue reading

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