13 Short Films Everyone Should Watch

There's so much content out there, and these short films are the cream of the crop. We live in an age where it has never been easier to create and share content online. Short film is one of the industries that has been positively impacted by this digital revolution–it is now more accessible than ever …

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The Long Term Ramifications of Brock Turner’s Lenient Sentence

Why I, as a mother, woman, and human being, think that Brock Turner's sentencing is a slap in the face to women everywhere.In light of Turner just being released from jail after serving only 3 out of his 6 month sentence, I thought I would leave this here-- It is ridiculous to me that this …

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Pride & Prejudice(s)

Intro Pride & Prejudice—directed by Joe Wright and released in 2005—is a charming and perfectly amiable adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel of the same name. The things that make this version shine are the casting, specifically Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen’s performances as, arguably, the most beloved couple in literature. Screenplay As an adaptation, …

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15 Ways Jane the Virgin Got Motherhood Right

While I am not from Venezuela, the daughter of a flamboyant telenovela star torn between my ex-fiancé and the father of my child, or even a virgin, I do identify with Jane Villanueva. Amidst police investigations, the appearance of long-lost mothers, multiple murders, love triangles, kidnappings and, of course, being accidentally artificially inseminated, "Jane the …

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Sleeping Beauty

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s production of Sleeping Beauty* was lovely; it had dazzling scene design, rich costuming, and committed actors. However, the makeup was somewhat lacking. Some characters seemed to have no makeup on altogether, while others were so heavily stylized, when in combination with their multi-patterned costumes, their features were rendered nearly indistinguishable. Characters such …

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