Film

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In 2013, at the end of a family trip to Europe, my family had the chance to watch “Mamma Mia!” in London’s West End (the Broadway of England).

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Buoy bells ring, gulls warble and gentle waves lap against waterlogged wood. A lineup of anonymous lobstermen intones sonorously:

Give me some time to blow the man down

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A lot of people glorify heroes. They help people, do good and save the world. And that’s true; they deserve a lot of praise for all the good that they try to do. But in all honesty, would they even be heroes if villains didn’t exist?

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At some point, everyone pictures their life as a movie.

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“The Platform” has a thing or two to say about trickle-down theory.

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True crime has become an increasingly popular genre among films, TV and podcasts. People tune into shows about the minds and strategies of serial killers and murderers, which most listeners and viewers find psychologically fascinating.

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Commitment is difficult — it is much more fun to flirt and keep conversations at surface level than it is to actually connect with someone. Even more fun than flirting, however, is setting up other people.

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The most famous review of “The Hunt” comes from the 45th president of the United States.

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There’s something to be said about the popularity of sports movies, a genre that has made its name with heartwarming tales of misfits working together towards miraculous wins. Most sports films leave the audience with a sense of satisfaction.

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Two-and-a-half months in, and 2020 has given the world a lot of things to consider. An impeachment. The rumblings of war with Iran. A whack-as-hell primary season.