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Movies

Your Name. and the Beauty of Vulnerability

“Every now and then, when I wake up, I find myself crying. I can never recall the dream I just had, but the sensation that I’ve lost something lingers for a long time. I’m always searching for something…for someone.” I vividly remember seeing Your Name. for the first time when it was released in U.S. […]

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2021 Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: Nomadland Achievement in Directing: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland Actor in a Leading Role: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah Actress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman Actress in a Supporting Role: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari Original Screenplay: Lee Isaac Chung, […]

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Raj’s Favorite Movies of 2020

2020 was a weird year. As the world worked to adapt to the pandemic, the film industry was upended in a drastic way. Theaters shut down and release dates were shot into limbo. Some studios attempted to revitalize the big screen experience (although most were met with tepid response) while others sold their inventory to […]

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Videos

Creep (Horror Short)

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Movies

Final 2020 Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: Parasite Director: Sam Mendes, 1917 Actor in a Leading Role: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Actress in a Leading Role: Renée Zellweger, Judy Actor in a Supporting Role: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Actress in a Supporting Role: Laura Dern, Marriage Story Original Screenplay: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Wong, Parasite Adapted […]

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Basketball

Kobe Bryant Taught Us How to be Great

I think it would be an understatement to say the past few days have been tough. I feel it. Many of you have felt it. The entire world has felt it. We all cope with tragedy in different ways. Often times, we try to cut ourselves off from it. We make an effort to get […]

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Movies

2020 Oscar Nominee Predictions

Hi all! I just wanted to throw up some Oscar nominee predictions prior to Monday’s official announcement. I listed who I thought might get in, plus an alternative that could take one of those spots. Additionally, I did not predict a chunk of the craft categories, because I in no way feel qualified enough to […]

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Movies

Raj’s Favorite Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

50. Jiro Dreams of Sushi 49. The Town 48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 47. About Time 46. The End of the Tour 45. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi 44. Creed 43. The Social Network 42. Moonlight 41. Brooklyn 40. Good Time 39. Stronger 38. A Ghost Story […]

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Movies

Raj’s Favorite Movies of 2019

It feels like I say this each and every time I make one of these lists, but this year was genuinely a very special one for movies. There was so much incredible art put out by such a wide variety of filmmakers. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much trouble picking my favorites, and […]

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Dear Star Wars, Thank You

I’ve loved movies as long as I can remember. Before I could read, I had amassed a collection of videos that I could identify, simply by the design of the text printed over the tape’s surface.  I have a handful of vivid memories of those movies that had a particularly lasting impact on me, from […]