Reviews

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: An Empty and Disappointing Closure

Of all the releases of 2019, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the one I was most excited to see. Star Wars is a major part of my life and I have made lasting friendships because of it. I was eager and anxious to see how J.J. Abrams would end not only the sequel… Continue reading ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: An Empty and Disappointing Closure

Festivals, Reviews

MMFF 2019: ‘Write About Love’—On Failed Romance and Other Prerequisites for Growth

Between this movie and all the recent local rom-coms that have fallen into my lap (latest recommendations from friends include I’m Drunk, I Love You and That Thing Called Tadhana, coincidentally both referenced in Write About Love), it’s hard not to feel like there’s some otherworldly, omnipotent force (maybe love itself?) pushing me to rethink… Continue reading MMFF 2019: ‘Write About Love’—On Failed Romance and Other Prerequisites for Growth

Festivals, Reviews

MMFF 2019: Not Really a Miracle in Cell No. 7

I consider storytelling one of the greatest inventions of mankind. There is no greater pleasure than seeing a story come alive, to be able to lose yourself and be transported to another world, another time, and another reality through magnificently crafted sequences. But for this to happen, a film must have a solid team of… Continue reading MMFF 2019: Not Really a Miracle in Cell No. 7

Lists

30 Essential Films of the 2010s

The 2010s has been defined by crisis and conflict but also hope and solidarity. The decade saw a rise in blockbusters and superhero films. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the rise of Netflix and other streaming sites have greatly affected the way we consume media. Outside of corporate and capitalist media, films saw… Continue reading 30 Essential Films of the 2010s