Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

By: Jeremiah Sears I am with my friend in the car, let’s call him Jacaranda, Jack for short. We round the block three or four times before finding parking; it is one of the premiere shows, around 7:30 p.m. The Tarantino-ites are hyped, buying beer, milling, etc.  There’s Cliff Booth and Rick Dalton, hippies, and […]

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Midsommar

By: Teis Jayaswal The concept of ‘empathy’ is still relatively new to the English language, having been coined only 111 years ago in 1909 by the psychologist Edward Titchener. The term comes from the translation of “Einfühlung” in German, which roughly means ‘feeling into’. Closely related to empathy is sympathy, which in German often translates […]

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

For any happy couple in the audience, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind might fail to offer truths relevant to their relationship. Instead, the romantic tragicomedy presents an island of depressed, anxious, and bipolar misfits trapped in an elaborate circular plot, destined to the eternal recurrence of their dysfunctional relationships. The film as such may be painful to watch, though I’d like to argue […]

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