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How to Write Like a Pro I haven’t mentioned it before, but I’m like a professional actor. Just kidding, but I am in an acting class, which is way more enjoyable than I ever expected it to be. I went to an open audition for short

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Brokeback Mountain Even before I came out as gay in my junior year of high school, I was scrounging every available platform to watch gay-themed films. Though I didn’t watch many gay movies prior to coming out, I do remember watching both Shelter and Geography

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Adventures in Laundry-ing The machine won’t accept my debit card even though there’s money in my account. I can’t refill my laundry card, and there’s only 50 cents left on it, so I can’t start the dryer. I’ve already got clothes in the washing machine,

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The Truth about Horror Horror movies are scary. That’s a given fact. The first horror movie I think I ever saw was Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Deep and Christina Ricci. I found a VHS of it at my grandparents’ house and asked if

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Sweeney Todd An organ plays quietly as the eager audience members chat among themselves. A pair of actors walk the stage, rip a giant tapestry hanging from the ceiling with disturbing drawings of 1800s London on it, and a train whistle pierces the air of

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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

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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

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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

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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