Wrap up thoughts on College & LA: The end of the seasons

Four months ago I hopped on a plane heading for the west coast, back to the city I was born in but have so little memory of. For the better part of the last four years of college, I’ve lived in seasons: always moving from place to place, nothing was permanent and everything was temporary. I’ve learned invaluable lessons along the way, and I treated … Continue reading Wrap up thoughts on College & LA: The end of the seasons

Post Oscars & Sam’s Picks

For the first time, I got to watch the Oscars during normal airing time (perks of living on the West Coast, points for LA). Despite the fact that today was LA’s worst weather since getting out here (it will never be as bad as the Northeast winters though, let’s be honest), good company, entertainment,margaritas and wine, and of course, the Oscars ballot and pool, made … Continue reading Post Oscars & Sam’s Picks

The Oscar contenders: Remaining reviews

I had meant to write reviews of each film after watching them but didn’t get around to doing that, so here is an abridged review to those films: Boyhood – There has been so much talk around this 12 year project. It is a project that required an incredible vision and commitment, one which director Richard Linklater held onto for the better part of the last decade. … Continue reading The Oscar contenders: Remaining reviews

“The Imitation Game” Review

Benedict Cumberbatch has not slowed down in pumping up his resume since last award season, when he was part an ensemble of not just one, or two, but three Academy Award-nominated films (12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). This award season sees nothing less of his efforts. In Morton Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch lives up to all the hype that … Continue reading “The Imitation Game” Review

Into the Woods Review

Every now and then we all roll our eyes at the Disney conglomerate that consumes existing stories and “Disney-fy” it. But fairy tales and musicals, that’s Disney’s specialty, at least the classic ones, and Rob Marshall’s new “Into the Woods” is no exception, except that it is. Led by the incomparable Meryl Streep as the Witch (who frankly, did such a stupendous job it made … Continue reading Into the Woods Review

Don’t Look Down: Senior Cinema Thesis Screening

For 4 years I have thought about the dawning of this day, the day when I would supposedly have made the most of my experiences in college as the culmination of my academic learning is manifested in the form of my senior cinema thesis film. It is completely ridiculous to think that the next pages I turn to following this one will begin the pages … Continue reading Don’t Look Down: Senior Cinema Thesis Screening

OIAF 2014 Recap

About a week ago, I strapped my backpack on, packed my duffle bag (and some food), and hopped on a van with 7 other students and our animation professor and headed north across the border to Ottawa, Canada. I was lucky enough last year to have also gone on the same trip/adventures to the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and this year was no different. First … Continue reading OIAF 2014 Recap

Eye for an Eye – Indiegogo Campaign

Please check out the Indiegogo page for my thesis film this semester and consider donating to it. Any amount is welcome! UPDATE 9/25/14 THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS to everyone who contributed, donated, and shared the page. It really means a lot to us to have your support. We were able to raise about $1,000, that along with some funds … Continue reading Eye for an Eye – Indiegogo Campaign