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Archive: December 12th, 2016

Movie Review | Gravity

Starring Sandra Bullock, “Gravity” depicts Dr. Ryan Stone, an emerging astronaut, her failed mission, and journey for survival. One of the best aspects about this film is feeling like you are a part of the movie. Within the first few minutes, the characters’ relatability captures your attention preparing your emotions for the remainder of the …

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Movie Review | Romantics Anonymous

I first heard of this adorably quirky movie last year from BYU’s International Cinema, but I wasn’t able to see it. Watching it now is a delight and an indulgence. The two main characters (Angélique and Jean-René) both suffer from severe social anxiety, with one participating in a support group and the other seeing a …

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TV Show Review | Psych

  Psych is a television series about Shawn Spencer, the son of a retired police officer, who works for the Santa Barbara police department as a psychic detective. But he has a big secret—he is not a psychic. His recruits his friend Gus to help him uncover the truth about many investigations that involve murder, …

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Documentary Review | Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line is a documentary telling the story of how an innocent man was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer. Using interviews of those directly connected to the case, this film offers compelling arguments for the innocence of the accused Randall Adams. At times it moved slowly …

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Documentary Review | The Rape of Europa

  The Rape of Europa tells the story of the war against art during World War II. As the Nazis invaded nations they also stole precious works of art from those nations. They also destroyed many works that they saw as “inferior.” The documentary outlines the efforts of modern art historians’ quests to find the …

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Movie Review | Aisha

Aisha is a humorous Bollywood version of Jane Austen’s Emma. It follows the story of Aisha, a wealthy Indian socialite. After successfully helping her aunt find a husband she is determined to continue playing matchmaker for her friends. Aisha and her old family friend Arjun clash throughout the whole movie because he disapproves of her …

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Documentary Review | Styles of Parenting

As a Psychology major, I am interested in developmental psychology as well as cognition. Styles of Parenting discusses attachment and how every action a parent takes in a child’s first year of life is crucial to the child’s development and self-esteem. Most of this is common knowledge now, and when Robert Karen, the self-proclaimed expert, answers …

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Documentary Review | Finding Vivian Maier

  Finding Vivan Maier is the fascinating story of a “real-life Mary Poppins.” Vivan spent her life as a nanny, but what most don’t know is that she was an incredible photographer. This documentary shares the story of Vivan through the eyes of the children she nannied, her employers, neighbors, and a few people that considered …

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Documentary Review | The War Room

  The War Room is a documentary about Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992. It doesn’t show very much of Bill Clinton himself, but rather goes behind the scenes featuring his lead strategist and his communications director. It is interesting to see the campaign from a perspective that isn’t typically public. The staff is entertaining to …

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Documentary Review | And Should We Die: The Cane Creek Mormon Massacre

The title drew me in: “And Should We Die…”: The Cane Creek Mormon Massacre. Never having heard of this event, I was interested to hear of it. However, the DVD barely spent any time on this singular event; rather, it followed the entire history of the persecution of the saints, all the way to the Mormon …

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