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(Response Paper) The Conundrum in the Stars: Appeasing the Human Mind with Art and Criticism

This is a response paper to the introduction part of the A.O. Scott book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Besides Perfection: The Nooks and Cranny of Film Reviewing with Anthony Lane

This is a response paper to the introduction part of the Anthony Lane book “Nobody’s Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Pauline Kael’s Journey to the Two Sides of the Spectrum

This is a response paper to a blog and book about Pauline Kael, a prolific writer and film critic with significant contributions to cinema, for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

Influential Movies in Hollywood Film History: 1990 to 2010

Who can forget such films that influenced eras and generations of film enthusiasts? Even the young filmgoers today would probably know “Star Wars,” “King Kong” and “Jurassic Park.”

Movies for Mother’s Day: Musicals with memorable mom characters

Choosing fun or heartwarming musicals for a Mother’s Day movie marathon or for a movie night to cap off a pleasing family day can make the occasion even more vibrant, touching, and memorable.

An Epiphany: The issue on the Netflix film ‘Roma’ getting nominations at the Oscars

The issue on “Roma” being a Netflix film with minimal theatrical release marks another turning point not just at the Oscars, but in the world cinema stage.

Video #2: The Pixnoys and getting hired at Pixar from ‘Inside Out’ co-director Ronnie del Carmen

The Pixnoys & Getting Hired at Pixar (Video #2): During the press conference in Manila with director Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie del Carmen.

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