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You Will Make It: Internship Reflection

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— By Matthew Sawczyn — This post is a continuation from Matthew’s first internship reflection here about his time at Skydance Media in Los Angeles.   How time flew. Getting up and leaving my internship desk for the last time, after four exhilarating, packed months, felt surprisingly bittersweet. I loved this company, I loved these people… they were my coworkers, my mentors. …

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A Solid Concept Album Idea Becomes a Sparkling Cinematic Diversion in ‘The Greatest Showman’

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(2017—Director: Michael Gracey) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “You don’t need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people.” — Wife Charity Barnum (Michelle Williams) to husband P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) Potential spoilers below When La La Land made its splash and won many hearts towards the end of 2016 (including …

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Grief Escalates to Restless Anger in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

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(2017—Director: Martin McDonagh) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★ (out of 5 stars) Billboard #1: “Raped while dying” Billboard #2: “And still no arrests?” Billboard #3: “How come, Chief Willoughby?”  “I’m doing everything I can to track him down, Mrs. Hayes. I don’t think them billboards is very fair.” … “The time it’s took you to come out …

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Is MoviePass Sustainable?

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Professors Vernon Mortensen and Kevin Culbertson discuss MoviePass’ Business Model – By Sam Hendrian – While founded back in 2011, the moviegoing service MoviePass has soared to new heights of popularity in recent days because of its bold new service enhancement: subscription holders can now see a movie a day for only $9.95 a month at any participating theater location. …

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Soul-Eating Fame and Dishonest Love in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!” So go the famous words of Norma Desmond, the delusional and ultimately crazy silent movie star at the center of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Controversial at the time among Hollywood circles for its biting …

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Alumni Spotlight: Leah Murphy

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Year of Graduation: 2014 Major/Emphasis: B.S. in Communications Media, emphasis in New Evangelization Position: Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach at Life Teen, an international Catholic youth ministry. Where are you from originally? I am originally from San Diego, CA. Why did you choose JPCatholic for your education? I transferred into JPCatholic in my third year after attending Point Loma Nazarene University …

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An Unlikely Friendship Births a Cult Movie Phenomenon in ‘The Disaster Artist’

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(2017—Director: James Franco) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “Even the worst day on a movie set is better than the best day anywhere else.” — Carolyn Minnott (Jacki Weaver) to Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), Juliette Danielle (Ari Graynor), and Philip Haldiman (Josh Hutcherson) Potential spoilers below Any cinephile worth their salt will, at …

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‘Lady Bird’: Portrait of a Restless High School Senior

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(2017—Director: Greta Gerwig) ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “The only thing exciting about 2002 is that it’s a palindrome.” — Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) to her mother Marion McPherson (Laurie Metcalf)  “Don’t you think they’re the same thing? Love and attention?” — Sister Sarah Joan (Lois Smith) to Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) Potential spoilers below From …