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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…

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…