Author: CJ Salapare, Staff Writer

‘Lady Bird’ explores reality of growing up

Growing up is hard. It is a sentiment universally known, its echoes heard from dinner tables to personal diaries, from college applications to therapy sessions. It, too, is universally understood…

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‘Elle’ unnerves and intrigues

There have been several moments in film that have disturbed me, but few have left me feeling completely shaken. In all honesty, I can count the latter on one hand.…

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‘La La Land’ mesmerizes audiences with dreamy scenes

In the opening scene of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, a random woman breaks out into song. A group of people soon join her voice they begin dancing. After a…

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