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The piece is undeniably compelling and provides an unforgettable experience. Simply put, this is how it’s done.

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The Spice-Box of Earth (1961)

Modern artists are often concerned with the creative process itself. Consider Leonard Cohen’s 1961 collection The Spice-Box of Earth, which reflects this concern through

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The Walking Dead 5.01: No Sanctuary

Headed by Glen Mazzara, the third season of The Walking Dead got a lot of praise from the geek community but nearly killed my interest in the series. Put off by the prospect of

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The Walking Dead 5.12: Remember

Never has an episode of The Walking Dead made me so eager to see what’ll transpire next. It’s ironic really, given that, at first glance

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The Walking Dead 5.16: Conquer

A little while back, a friend unveiled to me the next five years of Marvel storylines based on press releases, contract negotiations, and market trends. So far, his predictions have proven dead-on, but it occurs to me that, in the age of

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The Wind Rises (2013)

Once upon a time, I asked a girl out to see Spirited Away (2001) with me. In my enthusiasm, I described Miyazaki Hayao as…

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The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

Truth is elusive. It’s like a spirit that haunts our accounts but remains intangible. Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses this precise metaphor in her novella The Yellow Wallpaper, which tells

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Up (2009)

I dare you to watch the first fifteen minutes of Up and not bawl your eyes out. After introducing us to Ellie and Carl…

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Full disclosure: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is one of my all-time favourites. Two years before Scream (1996) would usher slashers into the postmodern era,…

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