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Phantom Thread - Movie Review

Phantom Thread was directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville. It is about an egotistical and rude dressmaker named Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, and he meets a humble woman named Alma, played by Vicky Krieps, who teaches him how to love and treat her with kindness. 846 more words

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It Follows: A Revitalization of Horror

It Follows is a horror film from 2015 that is about a young woman who has sex with a man, and then gets followed by a mysterious creature. 751 more words

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Thoughts of the Day: Does getting a degree abroad make one more qualified to teach local literature than the locally educated professor?

Teaching, as a profession, never really crossed my mind throughout my years of schooling,  I always saw teachers (honestly) as glorified babysitters, such that would go to class day to day trying to keep rowdy students at bay while parents slaved away at work for the tuitions, with the more passionate of the lot still attempting to impart knowledge unto young uninterested minds. 342 more words

The Book of You by Claire Kendal.

This intense book is just as much a horror as a thriller.

The story begins as a stream of consciousness, written in the first person, from Clarissa.  319 more words

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Intense Tense

Tense.

What is tense?

No, it’s not when something or someone is rigid or stiff–although that is correct, just not what I’m talking about. What I’m talking about is the past/present/future writing decision every writer must choose when starting a new project. 316 more words

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The Sixth Sense: The Art of the Horror Movie Twist

The Sixth Sense is a horror film from 1999 that was directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. The film focuses on a boy who seems to have something wrong with him, he is very odd and his emotions run very high, and he tends to have emotional outbursts. 705 more words

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FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE

From The Idiot by Elif Batuman.

“I wrote a research paper about the Turkish suffix -miş. I learned from a book about comparative linguistics that it was called the inferential or evidential tense, and that similar structures existed in the languages of Estonia and Tibet.

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