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The Healing Process There’s a scene very close to the end of Call Me By Your Name in which the main character’s father tells Elio, the 17-year-old protagonist, to let himself feel his emotions. I would argue that it was this scene alone which made

The Plot Thickens

A Star is Born Some stories never die. As usual, I made a trip to the cineplex over the weekend and saw A Star is Born. I’ve had “Shallow,” the film’s theme song, stuck in my head since Saturday morning. It’s a great song that

The Plot Thickens

Obituary I finally did it. I cancelled my Moviepass subscription. Is everyone happy now? I decided to cancel for quite a few reasons, but the main one being that the fairly recent and continual changes in what was available to see through the app had finally

The Plot Thickens

Odd Man Out Over the weekend, a friend and I went to see The House with a Clock in its Walls.  It was a way better film than I expected it to be, if I’m honest. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve seen a

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Three Days at Greenmount This weekend, my favorite artist, Alex Clare, released a new album. Unfortunately, this album didn’t include new music, only acoustic covers of songs from his previous three albums. Fortunately, it was completely worth the wait, which was about two years. With

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Act III Maybe it’s just me, but I tend to think about my life in terms of plot. Most stories in any medium follow a three-act structure. There is a beginning, middle, and end, with the middle section being the longest, and within which most

Vietgone is bring-the-house-down good

DCPA’s visionary new play Vietgone, the dramedy musical currently in production at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, is the play the world needs right now, and not just because it’s incredibly entertaining. Vietgone tells the story of two young adults who immigrate to a

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As promised, this week I am going to dive into my thoughts on sexuality and religion in film. Though I have only begun to scratch the surface of LGBTQ cinema, I’ve noticed that while a majority of these films don’t bring up religion at all