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"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle." Stanley Kubrick

Brendan’s Breakdowns

Before Sunset: One of the Great Endings in Cinematic History

*SPOILERS, obviously* The reason why Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset might have one of, if not the greatest, movie endings of all time is simple. It’s not just because of how delightful it is to finally see our two leads begin…
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Why Adam Driver’s Paterson is a Great Film Hero

Jim Jarmusch’s excellent 2016 indie film, Paterson, stars Adam Driver as a young bus driver named Paterson. The film documents an ordinary week in the life of the young man as he goes to work, writes poems about simple, mundane…
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Terence Fletcher: Villain or Anti-Hero?

Whiplash is one of the best films of the past five years, and certainly one of the best indie films of all time. Yes, before he brought back the musical genre in style with La La Land, Damien Chazelle proved to…
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Atlanta – Innovating & Revolutionizing the American Sitcom

Over the 2000s, the television sitcom has changed dramatically compared to the standard multi-camera format Americans were accustomed to watching. The single-camera format has dominated television sitcoms thanks to shows like Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation and 30…
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Leon: The Calm Little Moments Before the Storm

(This post will contain spoilers) Gary Oldman’s villainous Stansfield gives a quote in the beginning of the film that I think sums up why I love Leon: The Professional so much. “I like these calm little moments before the storm.” Leon is one…
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The Bourne Trilogy: An Improbable Hero in a Realistic Setting

With Jason Bourne coming to theaters at the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to analyze one of my all time favorite film characters, in one of the best film trilogies. The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne…
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Gone Girl: Mystery, Thriller, and Satire

Gone Girl is one of my favorite David Fincher movies, and that’s saying a lot. Fincher has given us some of the greatest films of recent memory with a track record that includes Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, and The Social Network. This…
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