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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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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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Poem: When I First Saw Her

When I first saw her, it wasn’t anything like in the movies. Time didn’t slow down to a crawl, the music didn’t go silent, and there wasn’t a change in lighting. My heart didn’t freeze, nor did it pick up … Continue reading

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Manga: Koe no Katachi | Listen Closely

When you think of manga, you don’t normally think of it as containing social commentary or as being socially conscious. Part of this is because the Western audience isn’t aware of how Japanese society differs from Western society. While you … Continue reading

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Television: America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway | “Auf Wiedersehen to the Days of Smizing”

  Whenever I find myself watching reality television, I realize I tend to go for the ones with the most creative output. I can easily go watch people sit in a house, imbibe, then argue/fight each other, but I always … 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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Film: Conservative and Liberal Horror Films | There’s Nothing Scarier than Politics

It’s almost Halloween, and for those too old to go trick-or-treating, this is the time when you buckle down, ingest candy and/or alcohol, and dare yourself to watch a scary movie, either alone or in the company of others. Halloween … Continue reading

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