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Letters to the editor

Mind the Gap

Hey there, they showed us “Singin’ in the Rain” at our film screening tonight and then it rained while I walked home; it made my life feel cinematic.
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Not a eulogy, a celebration

Cutting Room Floor

I remind myself of the eulogy “This Is Us” helped me to write for my grandfather’s memorial service. Except that it wasn’t a eulogy. It was a celebration.
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Cinéma vérité

Mind the Gap

The story of our friendship is cinematic — sculpted as a film would be, with characters whose relationship was built from their love of films.
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The Menzies Movie Cult

Cutting Room Floor

When I thought of “The Room,” I didn’t think of Johnny’s diatribes and anguish-filled acting, but of the less-funny parts where his world was crumbling.
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In living room color

Mind the Gap

behind his professional veil of taupe, my therapist owned the most amazing art collection. I went to his house one day and saw it.
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Learning to report

Mind the Gap

Whether or not Audrey noticed any outward changes in how I covered shows, she unwittingly helped me feel like I was capable of being a reporter.
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Of all the gin joints

Mind the Gap

And in all honesty, as much as I liked the movie, I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with it — a year of build-up from an avid fan can do that to a film.
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‘Firework’ is about sex

Mind the Gap

Between my mom and my friends, I was left with no vocabulary to talk about music with, and no one to justify my opinions to on what a song was about or what made it good.
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