Kervin Dalisay

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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a fronted adverbial was, and how to spot an internal clause, and even what a preposition was – but when I set them a task to write a story, they …

Writing

Beyoncé's Grammy Snub Isn't Just an Oversight—It's a Real Problem

Adele’s post-Grammy press session was notable for one reason: The British soul singer, who racked up five awards including Album, Record, and Song of …

The Craft of ‘Moonlight’: How a $1.5 Million Indie Landed Eight Oscar Nominations

The film's moving story and powerful performances are grabbing the attention, but it's the below the line craft that make it a legit Best Picture …

Filmmaking

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Lush New Video Essay Compares ‘Moonlight’ With the Masterworks of Wong Kar-Wai — Watch

In the mood for a stunning video essay?<p>Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has never been shy about chatting up his filmmaking influences, and a brand new video …

Love Stories

Hollywood has a Boston problem

Early in “The Town,” Ben Affleck’s muscular, violent 2010 tale of the lives of outlaws in Charlestown, Mass., the lead character(played by Affleck) tells a story about his mother leaving his family when he was 6 years old. One detail of the story is that the family dog went missing the year …

Ben Affleck

‘Hidden Figures’ Filmmaker Ted Melfi Added Something Extraordinary To The Equation

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> <i>Hidden Figures,</i> the Chernin Entertainment/20th Century Fox film that goes wide today, is a story that took 55 years to be told. Coming off …

Far From the Madding Crowd review – still quite dazzling

With Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Hardy’s classic due in UK cinemas in May, John Schlesinger’s 1967 gem makes a welcome theatrical return in this newly restored version (supervised by cinematographer Nicolas Roeg), which premiered at the last year’s London film festival.<p>Adapted with reverence …

Hardy

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

SXSW