I never like making the title of one of my columns the title of a film as I feel it is too plain and easy to have the title of the film as you…

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When I was deciding what I wanted my first piece in The Daily Beacon to be, I pondered many different topics within the criminal justice syste…

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It seems like there is one thing that has always been able to stoke argument and discourse among friends, family and even strangers. That is ……

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The United States is the land of statues. We’ve got plenty of them. But as I type this, we don’t have as many as we once did. Some applaud tha…

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There are some films that require you to live and grow up a little more before you can watch them and have them fully resonate with you.

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In what premiered on my tenth birthday in 2009, “Up” went on to tell a wild and original tale of love, adventure, role models and how family i…

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While I’m not usually a bar person, there is something to be said about the downtown Knoxville specialty breweries and bars. A certain air of …

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In the past year, Joaquin Phoenix has played the Joker, won an Oscar for his performance, and in the process of playing an acclaimed and belov…

As a now 21-year-old college student, eating is always on my mind. That being said, convenience and affordability also are pretty important to…

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how younger Americans are upset with the political sphere and the structure of the country. That article can be f…

In 1998’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” crazed drug-fueled antics mixed with surrealist observations into what the American dream has beco…

In 2012, HBO premiered “Veep,” a television program outlining a vice president who continuously says or does the wrong thing. During season tw…

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According to just about everyone, 1972’s “The Godfather” is an ageless masterwork by legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola. And just about …

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It is better to leave this world with a bang than with a whimper. That is the ideology and inherent truth General George Patton holds onto thr…

If the quarantine for COVID-19 has revealed anything, it is that human impact on the environment is still at an all-time high. The empty roads…

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It has been 40 days. 40 days since the world of sports was turned upside down. On the 11th of March, the NBA shocked the world by suspending t…

THE PROBLEM: PREDICTABLE SURPRISES

Much like Quint’s stubborn vessel, the Orca, the characters of 1975’s classic film “Jaws” press on in their hunt for a man-eating great white …

It seems that 2020 has been filled with experiences none of us ever expected, nor wanted to live through. This obviously includes a pandemic, …

The stakes are high for a pair of bank robbing brothers in 2016’s “Hell or High Water,” who fight the clock to save their childhood home from …

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I sat down the other day with my friends to watch this comedy I had heard about. I knew that it was a crazy project that took 11 years to film…

When the Buffalo Bills selected Josh Allen in the first round of the 2018 draft, they expected him to be the leader of the franchise for the n…

Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris” is what all films should aspire to be. It captures the magic, creativity and heart so many movies …

Recently there has been a large push for people to stay in their homes as much as possible so that the spread of COVID-19 will decrease, which…

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