How Evelyn Carnahan’s (Rachel Weisz) role in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001) affirmed my love of storytelling

I first saw The Mummy (1999) at the age of eleven. It was by complete chance; a side-effect of my mother deciding one evening that there was nothing to watch and switching our television to a channel she never normally used. I do not think she particularly wanted to watch The Mummy (and I strongly…

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Requiem For A Dream: Nineteen Years Later

First of all, there’s a lot of films that I love. The kind of films I could talk about for hours on end, for all sorts of different reasons. But there’s one film that stayed with me long after watching (six years later and it’s still vivid in my mind like it’s playing on the…

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(500) Days of (A Flawed Relationship and What We Can Learn From) Summer

Although my history with the film I am going to discuss certainly hasn’t been the longest, it made me think about the story a lot and – more importantly – it ultimately made me want to write about it. It’s like I either commanded myself to write about the movie or that the movie somehow…

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Spirited Away: The Nature of a Life-Changing Moment

How do you define a life-changing moment? It can mean so many things to so many different people. While some would define it as something as gigantic as getting married or having your first child, others would say that it can be something as small as watching a film that moves you. Over the course…

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‘Saw’: How a Teenager Learned to Love Horror

I can’t remember a lot of my teenage years, which isn’t great. I’m 26 now, so that was almost half my life ago – only the very vivid moments stick out in my mind. I can think back to embarrassing moments at school or to birthday celebrations; of course there are memories like your first…

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Lady Bird: Dear Sacramento

It’s 8pm the day before Christmas, and I have just come home from running the last errands of the day. It’s raining a bit, enough for the streets to reflect the Christmas lights on the windowsills. It’d snowed a while ago, but by now it had mostly melted away – on one side of the…

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Flip Screen: A Launch Into 2019

Do you know this one blog with a title like this? – Possibly Scott Pilgrim Two months ago, I sent Ell a proposal. This proposal was somewhat wild and happens to be one of a growing number of impulsive decisions on my part. Yet despite the numerous in caps messages I sent her over several…

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