Monthly Archives: February 2015

Animation and the Oscars — Zachary Sanfilippo

Since the first film lost both of its Oscars in 2011, I was hoping that How to Train Your Dragon 2 would finally give the franchise its first Oscar win.  Advertisements

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Oscar Observations – Connor MacKenzie

Last nights Oscar ceremony went just about how I expected. There were surprise winners and surprise losers, but overall everyone that walked away with a trophy certainly deserved it. Nonetheless some of last nights surprises certainly require some discussion. One … Continue reading

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Slow Motion, the Subjective Frozen Moment, and Race — Blake Rutledge

If one were to interview recent victims of car accidents, he or she would most likely hear accounts of the event “moving in slow motion.” While we realistically know that the human eye is incapable of seeing time slower than … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: Abolishing The Rule of 3rds

I recently watched The Grand Budapest Hotel in the spirit of the approaching Academy Awards. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I love to pay attention to the artistic choices in the frames, sets, lighting, and costumes made in … Continue reading

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A Review of Boyhood- Katherine Roberts

This weekend, I finally set aside a chunk of time to watch Boyhood. I have heard so many amazing things about this movie, so I am glad I took the time to see it before watching the Oscars. For those … Continue reading

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The Oscars-Michael Rufrano

Going into the Oscars, I had very little knowledge as to who the favorites in the “less popular” categories such as “Makeup and Hairstyle.”  I also had very little knowledge on the movies that were nominated for these types of … Continue reading

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The Art of Irony and the Production Code- Ellie Stackhouse

In the 1930s when scandals were rampant among Hollywood stars, in order to preserve the image of the industry a code was established limiting the free speech of films. The production code dictated what was acceptable to portray in films … Continue reading

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