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Overcorrecting: The Objectification of Men in Film

In Culture, Featured, Industry Insights, Marielle Cuccinelli by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Marielle Cuccinelli – I saw Alita: Battle Angel with a couple of male friends when it came out in February. As someone who’s hyper-aware of the objectification of women on-screen, I was much more satisfied with this film than I expected – I definitely went in prepared for anime action heroine Alita to be a fetish girl, but …

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Catholic Filmmakers, LGBT Representation, and Bridging the Cultural Rift

In Culture, Featured, James Powers by Impact Admin

– By James Powers – This weekend sees the conclusion of what is probably one of the largest niche film festivals in the nation. LA’s Outfest, which began last Thursday and continues through Sunday, showcases a panoply of films made by and about people across the LGBT spectrum, attracts around 40,000 attendees each year, and is apparently the oldest film …

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Darcy Isn’t Dead: 5 Etiquette Customs from Jane Austen that We Should Re-Adopt

In Anna Livia Brady, Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Anna Livia Brady – Jane Austen’s works have always been a cornerstone of our culture, and fortunately, with the auditions for JPCatholic’s Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice coming up, JPCatholic will get to experience her world on stage. But while the costumes, grandeur, and romance all speak for themselves, what really differentiates Austen’s works from others of …

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So, What’s the Deal with Keanu Reeves?

In Culture, Featured, James Powers by Impact Admin

– By James Powers – It’s finals week here at JPCatholic, and that means yours truly is doing a fluff piece. To start, here’s a little bit of wholesome memery to lighten up your Thursday: I stumbled upon this the other day, and it got me thinking – what is it about Keanu Reeves that has apparently captured our hearts? …

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8 Tips for Staying Motivated as a Screenwriter

In Christina Mercaldo, Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Christina Mercaldo – “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle The year after graduating with my MBA was probably the toughest of my life. It’s true that life after graduation is no joke, regardless of your major. But for writers, it’s even more of a challenge, because we continually are up against creative roadblocks like comparison, …

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The War on the Canvas: Art vs. Propaganda

In Christina Mercaldo, Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Christina Mercaldo – When I asked my absolutely brilliant writing mentor why she writes, she could have responded in a gorgeous, poetic oration that would leave any listener drooling and questioning why they were even attempting to take up the craft, when geniuses such as her had already discovered every secret of the art. But instead, she responded …