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Film/Play/TV Show Reviews

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Who Has the Most Girl-Power of Them All?

Originally posted on Something to Read for the Train:
Below is a freelance article I wrote after the release of Snow White and the Huntsman. Though it didn’t get picked up for publication this round (among other reasons, the fact that I misspelled the name of the magazine’s editor in the email wasn’t a winning…

Lessons in Writing from American History X

by Jesse Davis American History X is a drama film directed by Tony Kaye in 1998. The film tells the story of Derek and Danny Vinyard, two brothers involved in a neo-Nazi gang known as the D.O.C. (Disciples of Christ).Derek; the older of the two brothers founded the gang after their father was gunned down … Continue reading

Uneasy About Madmen

by Erica German Episode after episode, the hit TV show, Madmen, provoked an unsettled feeling within. After discussing it with my colleagues, feeling even more unsettled, I watched another episode, searching for the answer to why it seemed so disturbing—the show is essentially, boring.  Still, no answer that I could easily put into words would … Continue reading