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Month: March 2018

How Reading Saved My Life

I’m sure most of you read the title and wondered how melodramatic I could possibly be. And the answer is very. But isn’t that the point of writing? To make simple thoughts rather complex? To make the mundane extraordinary? I happened upon the art of writing when I was twelve years old. Sure, I had…

A Review of Worm: A Web Serial

John McCrae, who is more commonly known as “Wildbow” online, is a successful full-time writer who publishes his work as a free web serials on WordPress. Worm is his first and most popular work, and Wildbow has recently started to release its sequel: Ward. Worm ran from June 2011 to November 2013 and totaled 1,682,400 words…

Rethinking Dunkirk: A Movie Review

Nominated for eight Oscars, winner of three, Dunkirk may be the most debated movie of 2017. Abandoning the typical war movie plotline, the film and its director and writer, Christopher Nolan, have received criticism, praise, critique, and awards. Take a look into the argument that has both critics and moviegoers buzzing. Nolan’s latest motion picture…

Psycho Response

Psycho (1960) is another awesome movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  While watching, in about the first 10 minutes, I came up with some questions:  “What do the title and opening credit design have to do with the movie as a whole?” “Why would Hitchcock spell the numbers out in the beginning?”  “Why is the boss’s…