Kids are weird. Most kids. All kids, maybe? Before external pressures and internal anxieties combine to extinguish their spirits, kids revel in their most outlandish ideas, they’ll explain their looniest schemes to whoever will listen. But they don’t usually stay that way for long. Those who can retain that joyful weirdness past their “little kid” […]Read More The Way She Was: In Shirkers Sandi Tan Looks Back at a Youth Filled with Creative Passion and Personal Betrayals
I watched A LOT of movies in July and I’m super happy about that. Gonna start sharing my week in Letterboxd reviews here to keep everyone updated. Monday, July 23rd Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) rented for a few bucks on Amazon Prime ‘part of a M:I marathon rewatch to prepare for Fallout. These […]Read More 7.22 Letterboxd Week in Review
“Zombies? How 2011.” That was a friend’s response to me telling them about Cargo, a new Netflix original movie that debuted on the streaming site last Friday. Originally conceived as a short film and then expanded into feature-length by Australian co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo does indeed fall into a familiar category. You know, the “post-nearly-apocolyptic-event […]Read More An old world’s violent end in the Australian zombie flick Cargo
10 Cloverfield Lane is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The Cloverfield Paradox is streaming on Netflix. You’ve only got two hours to watch something (let’s assume you’re a grown-up with stuff in the morning), so which is it gonna be? It’s time for a round of Stream This Not That Is the Cloverfield franchise really […]Read More Stream This Not That: 10 Cloverfield Lane vs The Cloverfield Paradox
“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]Read More “Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.
Why aren’t you watching The Good Place? why you probably aren’t: well, for starters, it’s a network comedy, unlike most of the shows you’re probably watching, which are produced by some rogue cable channel where they can say all the bad words or are streamed by an obscure new content producer like Yahoo Dating. Nope, […]Read More Why aren’t you watching: The Good Place