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The five best books of all time

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Ever since I was 11, I have been a bookworm. Naturally, I have read many books since then, but some have been better than others. Here are the five that I think are the best that I have read so far. T.E. Lawrence's Seven...

Film Review: West Side Story deserves Best Picture

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In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the film industry. Films scheduled for 2020-21 got stuck in limbo (Morbius, Top Gun: Maverick); big and small theatres faced bankruptcy, and the paradigm shift of theatrical releases to streaming has only begun. The 94th Academy Awards...

Movie Review: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

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Mandarin and the ten rings organization were some of the oldest villains that came to the Marvel universe. The Mandarin was introduced through the Iron Man movies but by the end of the third film of the franchise, the talk related to Mandarin had...

Saint John joins the “Race to Zero” environmental campaign

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This month, the City of Saint John joined the “Race to Zero” environmental campaign. After the motion was brought up in October by Councillor-at-Large Brent Harris, the pledge to join the environmental campaign was adopted. Saint John is the second city in Atlantic Canada to join...

The Lighthouse (2019) – directed by Robert Eggers

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The dark, alarming sounds of Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and its secrets will keep an audience thrilled throughout. Right from the start of the movie, when the ship arrives at the lighthouse, the audience is greeted by the startling sounds that welcome the audience to...

Release – Patrick Ness

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Have you ever started something, moved away from it to refresh yourself, and then completely did something else in its entirety instead before returning to the original task at hand? Well, I started reading “Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman, stopped halfway,...

Film Review: Blood Quantum (2019)

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The story of “Blood Quantum” begins in 1981 on the Red Crow Indian Reservation in Quebec, Canada. When fisherman Gisigu discovers gutted salmon that come back to life, he immediately calls his son Traylor, the sheriff on the reservation. Traylor, who just came back...

Show Review: Money Heist (2017)

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“Money Heist” is a Netflix show created by Alex Pina that has been going on since 2017, and it is ended this year in December. The show presents the viewer a heist story through the eyes of Tokyo, one of the robbers and the unreliable...

Movie Review: Parasite (2019)

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The movie Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, speaks about the strong division that exists in a society based on class hierarchy. It also illustrates to the audience how the dynamics of this segregation peels away humanity within society.  The family of Ki Woo consists...

Psycho (1960 film) – directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film, Psycho, is 156 minutes of thrilling intensity that has captivated audiences for decades, although the typical horror movie fanatic may be unaware of its in-depth investigation into the human psyche. In its application of the ideas of Freud's psychoanalysis,...