Diversity in Film Criticism: Part 1 - April Wolfe and Alicia Malone

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport

I’ve always been a writer in one way or another. However, it was in the eighth grade that I truly remember being shown how powerful writing can be. There was a teacher, a former journo, that made me realize the influence I could have with my words. She ran the school newspaper and I of course immediately joined with the determination to push my agenda. One of my first stories being about the negative impact heavy school bags could have on a teenager’s back causing students to resemble hunched turtles. The article was entitled, “Backpacks: A Weighty Issue”.

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My Favorite Liars

by Rosalie Kicks!, Old Sport

Some of my favorite movie characters are liars. Let’s face it, the truth is a snore. Fabrications are so much more fun. Embellishing makes the mundane interesting. Liars tend to live dangerously and have exciting thrilling adventures that involve car chases! Movie characters whose pants are on fire often are mysterious, suave, and sophisticated. This is probably one of the main reasons that I love them so much. They are the characters that keep you on the edge of your seat in the theater. They are the characters that stay with us and the ones that we tell all our friends about. They are the characters that we live vicariously through and secretly wish we had the confidence to pull off half the schemes they do.

Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite liars in film.

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