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Title: Almost Adults
Year: 2016
Language: Canada (English)

Plot: A film about the strains in a relationship between best friends when one breaks up with her long term boyfriend and the other comes out as a lesbian. Can their relationship withstand all the changes?

Basic Review:

  • A really sweet film that most lesbians can relate to, especially if you grew up straight and have a hetero BFF. As someone who is in that situation, I really connected with the emotion and tension between them.
  • The film doesn’t hold back vulgar language, its honest depiction of a 20 something sisterhood is crude yet comfortable.
  • The featured lesbian relationship is cute and comfortable, there are plenty of funny and feel good moments and positive representation.
  • The set, costume and tone of the show is modern and pleasant, if you are a decent Broad City watching human, this has some Abbi and Ilana vibes.
  • I really love all the references to modern social media, especially Tumblr and how effective it is in the lesbian community. The cool text box overlays and video calls are really engaging to digital native audiences.
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Notifications | Indie movie actor, Phil Lester hadn’t meant to get under Dan Howell’s skin. In fact, they both could never have even dreamed of meeting each other. So when a shitstorm erupts over twitter claiming that they’re a couple (who knows how that rumor started) and their agents desire to take advantage of the attention to launch a movie featuring the two of them… well they could both be happier. | Phan | Mature |Co-Written With insanityplaysfics|  Words 31,240 

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Disclaimer: In no way do I pretend that this is real or cast aspersions on Dan or Phil.

A/N: Wow, I can’t believe it’s already the end. As this is the final proper chapter of Notifs (leaving only the epilogue to come) I would just like to give a huge thank you to every one reading, as well as katthequeen520 and mostlikelyprocrastinating. insanityplaysfics and I have had so much fun writing this, I’m glad you all seem to be loving it as much as we loved working on it. As usual, the epilogue will be up on Tuesday. Enjoy~ 

Phil couldn’t believe his luck. He and Dan still had their problems that they needed to work on, of course they did. They were only human after all. But they were together, and that was the most important thing.

They were back in London, and had been officially dating again for about a week. Though they had yet to make any sort of public appearance, having been hiding out at Phil’s flat enjoying the ease of slipping back into their relationship, they had both slipped back into the easy habit of sending each other flirty tweets.

“Will you stop stealing all of my cereal?” Dan called as he stepped out of the kitchen.

“Dan, we’re at my house,” Phil responded cheekily.

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I remember the summer of 1995 very well. My first year at college had gone so poorly no institution wanted me on their campus. My father got me a cushy summer job at his law firm only to see me blow nearly my entire paycheck on Magic The Gathering cards. And Mortal Kombat was, unquestionably, the coolest video game series around.

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anonymous asked:

what are some good positive and negative traits for a film maker?

*Cracks Knuckles* You came to the right RPH! I’m the aspiring film maker!

Positive Traits:

  • Resourceful - When making a film, you need to figure out how to save money every way possible. This means working around things, and doing everything that you can. A good director is someone who does a little bit of everything, and checks in on every department. They don’t micro-manage, they just make sure they know whats going on.
  • Adaptable - You need to be ready to change what you’re making. A film is never what it starts in the script or the idea, and you need to be able to understand that. And as a film maker, you need to adapt and work with the changes. It’s about the film, in the end of the day.
  • Receptive - Despite the fact that the film is your baby, you need to be open to criticism when it is constructive. The most beautiful part of a film is that it is a collaborative art piece, and this means you need to work with people and be open to what they say. 
  • Nurturing - A good film maker doesn’t coddle their actors and crew, but knows when to listen and knows how they work and how to get the best performance out of them. I say nurturing in that you need to not break an actor, something that a lot of actors will say when they work with a bad actor is that they hurt them early on in the filming and the rest of the film the relationship was strained. Don’t coddle, but at the same time respect people and know their limits.

Negative Traits:

  • Hot tempered - Take this from someone who is hot tempered herself, the worst thing you can do on a set is lose your cool. You will seem like a fool, and in some cases you will lose the respect of your crew, and if you’re scary enough, you will lose actors. David O Russell is someone who has had tantrums on set, one of which was caught on film, and people to this day call him an abusive director for it. Making a film is a high stress environment - don’t make it worse!
  • Dismissive - You can’t be rude and dismissive to your actors. A lot of directors are so caught up in the technical aspect of the film that they forget to talk to their actors and brush them off, expecting them to get it right. A directors job is to set the scene for the actors and guide them through it. Don’t ruin your relationship with an actor, like what I described above in ‘nurturing' 
  • Controlling - While it is important for a director to have control of the set, a director needs to know when to hand over that control and when to step back and let someone else say their mind. The worst thing you can be is be unbudging, and instead of it being 'my way or the high way’, try to be receptive and adaptable. A lot of directors think the more control they have, the better. I would argue that being on top of things and being a megalomaniac on set is very different.
  • Egotistic - This is not about you, this is not about the awards you’re going to get, this is not about your fame. If you think like this, you should not be a film maker. While we all, deep inside, want some sort of fame and glory, letting it get to your head to the point where you don’t really care about the film, is awful.