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Movie Review: Argo

This review was first published on October 13, 2012 in Cinematic Impact. The very world that we live in, besides its sheer beauty and mysteries, is far more frightening than any other planet or star in the universe in my opinion. This very notion that my mind is occupied with, when it comes to the…

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42: History and Cinema

Since the end of the nineteenth century, baseball has been one of America’s greatest pastimes.  It persevered through two world wars, the Great Depression, countless other economic struggles, and most notably, lengthy and severe domestic social conflicts.  In 1947, the ideals of racial desegregation, equality, and the Civil Rights Movement clashed with American baseball, creating…

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Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Director Kathryn Bigelow is known for her focus on violence when it comes to making films; her first short, The Set up (1978) focused on the graph of violence in motion pictures. Afterwards, violence in her films became the kind of style that as a film-maker she learned to venerate. Bigelow mainly consecrates her attention…

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Cinema: The Cinematic Anger

I was still in my teenage years, perhaps fifteen or sixteen, when my eyes were first introduced to Pulp Fiction; Reservoir Dogs and films like Scarface. Innocent eyes, I should say. Not because parents didn’t care about the MPAA and the definition of the R, PG, G, NC-17 etc, and films to me were always…