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Rachel DeChiara

Entries by Rachel DeChiara

Making Movies Like Its 1999

(5) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Dear Movie-Watchers,

I am terribly sorry for my lack of writing in the past couple of months. The first semester of my senior year basically obliterated any semblance of free time -- I have definitely lost that sense of urgency with my movie watching. That being said, I have found...

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My Movie Bucket List: Thrilled By Thrillers

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 9:14 AM

Dear Thrill-Seekers,

There's a key difference between "scary movies" and "psychological thrillers": That difference is brains. The former usually pictures blood and guts to earn the typical shrieks from pre-teen audiences. The latter? Psychological thrillers force you to conceptualize, to deduce, to muddle, all the while transporting you to a...

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My Movie Bucket List: Talky Films

(6) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Dear Movie-Watchers and Blog-Followers,

I've never been one to have the patience for movies about people. You know the ones I'm talking about: no action or no real plot... just all character development. As a writer and a student, I'd like to be more engaged during these types of films....

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My Movie Bucket List: All About Meryl

(6) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 8:31 AM

My Movie Bucket List: All About Meryl

Dearest Movie-Watchers,

By chance, I watched three Meryl Streep films in a row. Okay, I watched two consecutively and decided consciously to watch the third. Anyway, I like to think it was a tour through her career, displaying her evolution and breadth as...

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My Movie Bucket List: An Olympic Finish

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 9:05 AM

Dear Movie-Watchers,

I apologize for my brief respite from blogging. This year's summer Olympics was particularly enthralling -- I literally watched nothing else for those spectacular two weeks. In the spirit of such athleticism, I turned to a fitting documentary: Man on Wire.

The film explores the monumental 1970s high...

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My Movie Bucket List: Location, Location, Location

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 9:29 AM

Greetings Movie Connoisseurs,

"Location, location, location." This well-known phrase is typically used to discuss real estate or parking spots. I, however, have adopted the expression to review two films for which I think location is absolutely paramount. Fargo and Garden State, two fairly new films, are both aptly titled...

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My Movie Bucket List: Jack Nicholson Goes Crazy

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 9:17 AM

Hello Movie-Watchers,

Jack Nicholson certainly knows how to play psycho. In fact, he has been the subject of approximately six of my nightmares over the past several days. Why? The Shining and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. These two films both feature a crazed Nicholson that will, literally,...

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My Movie Bucket List: Movie vs. Film?

(9) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 9:15 AM

Hello Movie-Watchers,

I have a confession to make: I've developed a fear of public restrooms. It's not because of the germs or because of the strangers... it's because of Witness. The story of a young Amish boy witnessing a murder in a public restroom and the cop that tries...

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Mission Impossible: 75 Movies

(46) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 9:29 AM

I like to be "in the know." I read a bunch of different publications, I watch the news, and I keep up on must-see television. For some reason, however, many of the most iconic movies in history just haven't hit my radar.

Sitting at dinner one...

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