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About J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

From my very subjective point of view, British author, J.K. Rowling is the writer of the century. This author is the former English teacher, who achieved her success due to her “Harry Potter” series. She has won a few awards for her “Harry Potter” creations, among others, Nestle Smarties Book Prize and British Children’s Book […]

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“12 Years a Slave”: Movie Critique

12 Years a Slave is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, an American African man who was taken from the North and sold into slavery. This movie accurately describes what slaves went through in their lives. It shows everything from the slaves being sold, and separated from their families to them being beaten. […]

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Hard Work to Achieve Success

If success was free everyone would have it. Many people say hard work is the key to success. Success’s not just going to get handed to you, you have to work hard to achieve success. Many famous people had worked hard to be where they are now. Even though it is not easy to become […]

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Titanic: Greatest Movie of all Time

There are several opinions regarding which movie is the greatest of all time. Although every movie has its advantages, nothing compares to the amazing production, Titanic, which is about an aristocrat woman telling her story, 84 years later, of falling in love with a poor man and how the ship sunk to the bottom of […]

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General Analysis of the Film “Remember the Titans”

“The massive effort to desegregate public schools across the United States was a major goal of the Civil Rights Movement (Library of Congress).”Remember the Titans is historically accurate. After the peak of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1970, laws were passed to prevent segregation and discrimination based on race. However, discrimination in everyday […]

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P.T. Barnum: the Hero of the Greatest Showman

Released on December 20, 2017 and directed by Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman received a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Drama. Family-friendly and rated PG, children and adults may enjoy this movie. The musical film tells the story of P. T. Barnum who rose from poverty to create the worldwide sensation of the circus. […]

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Good Will Hunting Review

In the film “Good Will Hunting” a young 20 year old boy, Will Hunting, faces the struggle of who he is and what he is capable of in light of his traumatic past and economical class. Will started out as a janitor at MIT in Boston. He thought that he was just there for the […]

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Good Will Hunting Movie Playback Impressions

Will Hunting is a 20-year-old from South Boston who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a janitor. With an undiscovered IQ level of a genius, he solves a complicated math problem left on a chalkboard by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who would eventually turn his life around. Given Will has had many run-ins with […]

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Halloween Screen Report

For this screening report I went to see Halloween in theaters. This Halloween is a sequel to the original in the franchise and pretty much wipes the slate of failed sequels clean with a deserving finish to Jamie’ Lee Curtis’ character’s story. In Halloween, we find Laurie Strode, who was attacked my Michael Myers in […]

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Halloween: Cinematic Eye Contact and the Reflexive Nature of Horror Films

That almost personal confrontation is especially evident in John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). Drawing heavily upon the conventions of the genre, Carpenter created what seems to be, despite its dark, threatening surface, one of the most lucid of horror films, a tale whose most telling effects derive not so much from our forced encounter with its […]

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Famous Ang Lee Movies about Homosexuality

Ang Lee’s dad had always wanted his son to be a professor, but Lee had other plans in mind. Today Lee is an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer. Two of Lee’s most successful box office hits are the films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Wedding Banquet. Even to this […]

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Political Comedy the Death of Stalin

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, and Melanie Laurent. The film tells the alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s leadership, one planned by Shosanna Dreyfus, a young French Jewish cinema […]

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My Favorite Film Jurassic Park1993

Cloning Dinosaurs Seemed like a good Idea. Until the first visitors arrived, the Dinosaurs escaped, and the action begins. Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg’s Sci-fi adventure starring Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum was 1993’s top box office earner. This film was one greatest film of the year worldwide yet in addition open the chance to another […]

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Kidnapping and Human Trafficking: a Movie Review

Generating billions of dollars per year, human trafficking is rapidly rising as one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world (nurses). The issue of enslaving people into human trafficking has been around for centuries and is claimed to be one of the worlds earliest lines of work. While It is necessary to inform […]

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Beauty and the Beast Essay

Beauty and the Beast(2017) is one of the greatest fairy tale stories of all time. This live action film, directed by Bill Condon, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens & Luke Evans. It is based on the 1991 Disney animated film. It is a magical story about an unkind and selfish prince is cursed to live […]

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The Truman Show Essence

This weeks film the Truman show, was very interesting. I did not know anything about the film before watching it. I was a bit confused in the beginning but overall I really enjoyed this film. The Truman Show was unlike any other movie I have seen because I was a show within a movie. Truman […]

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Analysis of Movie 42

For my movie review, I chose to watch the movie 42, a biographical sports film about the racial integration of professional baseball player Jackie Robinson. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie and have seen it multiple times. I would rate the movie a 4.5 out of 5. The small problem I have with the movie […]

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Critical Analysis of Bazin’s Argument of Achieving Realism in Cinema

In the article “The Evolution of the Language of Cinema,” Andre Bazin discusses the use of the long take and the deep focus techniques in order to portray a sense of realism to the audience. To illustrate his point, he examines directors Orson Welles and William Wyler’s use of both as tools in their films. […]

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The Blind Side that is Actually Clear 

When life gives you lemons, well, you become a football star. I can relate to the film in many ways so I feel that I can connect to this movie on a personal level. The film The Blind Side touches base on the concept that despite your circumstances, success is still in your journey. It’s […]

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