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ROVING I: Teenagers and Tiaras

ROVING I: Teenagers and Tiaras

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

Nearly 35 years later, with prom season in the air, I’m wondering just what, if anything, I missed out on by not going. Might I have fallen in love? Had my heart broken? Learned how to slow dance without feeling compelled to lead?

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Hippyish (In Ireland): The Tale of Two Cocoas

Hippyish (In Ireland): The Tale of Two Cocoas

Contributor Katie Casey is a Prince William native and college student at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. She is currently studying abroad in Ireland. This week I had two amazing hot chocolates, which is naturally of such importance that I must tell the whole internet. On Tuesday night after fencing training, the club […]

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CinemaFunk: Chronicle

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments | Cinema Funk, Columns

We do not often see films that show a first-person perspective rise of a villain. When we do, we are rarely given a chance to sympathize with the individual. Chronicle mends two recent film trends, first-person perspective and super-hero narratives, to explore the abuse of power, its relationship to Survival of the Fittest, and capturing […]

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The Roving I: Winter Woes

The Roving I: Winter Woes

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

With the late onset of wintry weather this year, it’s been even harder than usual for me to adjust to the cold temperatures of the last couple of days.

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CinemaFunk: The Iron Lady

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments | Cinema Funk, Columns

Rather than cram political agendas down the audience’s throat, The Iron Lady examines how UK’s first female Prime Minister consistently took survival into her own hands rather than relying on those around her. The conservative ideologies that the film explores are not ideologies that the film’s producers may agree with, instead it simply shows the […]

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Busy in Bristow: Cookie Madness (More for Mom and Dad)

Busy in Bristow: Cookie Madness (More for Mom and Dad)

It’s the most wonderful time of year again … no, not the holidays … Girl Scout cookie days! Girl scouts, Brownies, and Daisies are coming out of the woodwork (What? You didn’t know that your niece was a Daisy? Well, you do now!) asking you to order a box of Thin Mints and Tagalongs. So […]

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CinemaFunk: The Kid with a Bike

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments | Cinema Funk, Columns

The Kid with a Bike is one of the leading non-English language films of 2011 with a Grand Prix award from Cannes. Exploring the effects of childhood abandonment, this film is a reversal of one of cinema’s most revered tales, Bicycle Thieves. With handheld camerawork that rarely leaves the main character’s perspective, this film explores […]

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CinemaFunk: Daylight

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments | Cinema Funk, Columns

‘Independent’ is a word that is thrown around so loosely in film criticism, and the 90s independent film boom did not help the matter. Every so often there is a low-budget independent film that truly is a grass-roots accomplishment. Daylight is just one of those accomplishments, but the film also successfully attempts to re-define the […]

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