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Amanda Mazzillo is a writer with a B.A. in Writing & Linguistics and a minor in Film Studies from Georgia Southern University. She enjoys writing comedy and exploring all forms of media. Her Twitter name is a bad pun: @mazzillofirefox

YEAR BY THE SEA: An Exploration Of Friendships Wasted By An Unwanted Ending

It's abundantly clear that Year By The Sea is composer Alexander Janko's directorial debut, as its characters are underdeveloped and predictable plot-lines are lost

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Exclusive Clip: A BOY CALLED PO

A Boy Called Po lacks a realistic exploration of autism, falling into common tropes surrounding the depiction of autism in Hollywood films.

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The Influence Of Sketch Comedy Experience On Film Directing

Sketch comedy challenges the audience and explores unconventional ideas; this pushes directors to bring this mindset into feature films.

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Actor Profile: Matt Keeslar

Matt Keeslar is a lesser-known actor that nonetheless gave some fine performances across many different genres.

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SHIMMER LAKE: A Typical Mystery Made New Through Its Reversal

Told in reverse order, Shimmer Lake is a fresh take on a murder mystery, and also sports some fine performances from usually comedic actors.

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Profile: Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell has charmed audiences through the years in a variety of films, from Disney to science fiction to more recent blockbusters.

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RUSHMORE: Economic Class Struggles & Secrets In The Neo-Screwball Genre

Rushmore is a film that employs screwball comedy conventions, helping to create an interesting combination of genres.

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FIST FIGHT: A Briskly Funny Exploration of the American Education System

Not all the jokes in Fist Fight land, but the film still works surprisingly well as a satirical exploration of the American education system.

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The Beginner's Guide: Parody

Despite its poor rap of recent years, parody a rich genre with great gems. In this Beginner's Guide we consider its history and current

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DON'T KILL IT: A Funny & Nostalgic Gore-Fest

Don't Kill It is a throwback to 1980s horror, in addition to updating some of the rather outdated tropes found in those types of

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