La La Land: An artist’s perspective

“Here’s to the fools who dream” When I first watched “La La Land” in the back seat of my family’s minivan on the long drive home from a...

“The Zone of Interest”: horror in the ordinary

Amidst the hype surrounding many of this year’s Oscar nominees, “The Zone of Interest” lies undetected in multiple categories. This is not entirely because of willful ignorance, as it is a squarely...

“Mean Girls” is fun, but not fetch

Get in, losers! We’re reviewing “Mean Girls” (2024). Twenty years after the original movie came out in theaters, a new “Mean Girls” movie based on the musical (which was based on the...

The Twilight series and movies

Biting into “Twilight” – the books, the controversies, the phenomena If you haven’t come across the infamous “Twilight” series by author Stephenie Meyer, then “Where the hell have...

“Five Nights at Freddy’s”

Spoiler-free movie review: an eight-year wait Anyone who is a big fan of books or video games knows that making a movie adaptation is always exciting news. On...

“Legally Blonde”: The chick flick that isn’t

An enjoyable take on democratic ideals How are we to understand stereotypes in art and film? To an unpracticed observer, their use is an indication of a lack...

Spider-Man and the rule of mercy

Parker’s heart is in the right place. To my mind, the most profound feature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Spider-Man” trilogy is Parker’s ethical journey. He perseveres through an extraordinary amount of...

“Bondage” by Star Finch is a violent, magical tale of empowerment

Zuri asks, “What do the dead ever want?” (played by Victoria Lloyd). She is the cousin of her young mistress, Emily (Christina Cranshaw), and their skin is practically the same color, but...

“It’s about infinity, and I don’t know what else.”

You may have seen it on your TikTok or Youtube feeds: the “Wes Anderson-ification” of everything, where people’s daily routines are shot in perfectly-centered pastel colors and popular franchises are pushed through...

Jumping into the game: Genshin Impact

Picture this: you are sitting alone in a field, surrounded by exotic plants peeking over a cliffside. You walk upon the dirt trail, foraging for food and other special items along the...

“Sound of Freedom”

The fight against modern slavery What is the value of a single story? On Independence Day of this year, Angel Studios released “Sound of Freedom,” directed by Alejandro...

“Oppenheimer”: a movie that asks the important questions

The movie begins with the quote “Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man,” begins “Oppenheimer.” “For this, he was chained to a rock and tortured for eternity.”

“Barbie” and the heart of humanity

I Watched “Barbie” and Have No Idea What Y’all Are Mad About No movie in recent years has amassed the same level of admiration and aversion from the average...

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’: a rebranding from zero to hero

Where were you when you first started growing up with the Mario franchise? Some fans were a part of the series from popular multiplayer games such as Mario Kart and Mario Party....

‘Everything, Everywhere, All At Once’: Endless worlds, but little meaning

“Everything, Everywhere, All At Once” is a busy movie for a busy generation, one so caught up with school, work, mental health struggles, social media, economic instability, threats of war and hunting...