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"A Star is Born" surpassed all expectations

For the past few weeks I have been enrolled in a screenwriting class at a local community college. In one of the lessons, our instructor asked us to watch the opening scene from any movie, and in those first few minutes, you should be able to know the tone of the movie and what it’s going to be about. 379 more words

Music

Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Aaron Farrell

Three dilapidated billboards that sit outside Ebbing, Missouri are recommissioned by Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) in a desperate attempt to incite local police Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) into actively seeking justice for Mildred’s daughter, whom, seven months prior, was raped and murdered. 610 more words

Film

'First Man'

In spite of knowing the outcome of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and his taut telling of the historic moment teases out every thrill, tension and suspense. 75 more words

Film

First Man is more about a Father than an Astronaut

In the aftermath of World War II, nations lay in ruins as the Eastern Communist Regime stood tall facing the United States in the West. Even though we had stared annihilation in the face, the contention was far from over, at least for the two standing giants. 1,269 more words

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Famous Firsts of the 1920s...

They aren’t called the Roaring ’20s for nothing: The 1920s appeared to be called that way because of the economic boom after the end of… 662 more words

History

'First Man' Shoots for Moon and Comes Out a Frontrunner at Awards Season (ClickTheCity)

Damien Chazelle reinvents the biopic and reimagines what flying to outer space is like in cinema in First Man and I think it’s amazing. It’s definitely an experience. 239 more words

Published Work

The Failure of Damien Chazelle's First Man

Damien Chazelle’s filmography has two original feature films that he wrote and directed. It was very surprising to see him go a different route with a generic biopic. 1,074 more words

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