Yasuke: A Refreshingly Diverse Take on the Anime Genre

Score: 6/10 If you’re an anime fan like me, then you’ve probably become accustomed to the typical tropes that are included in almost every popular anime series. From samurais to giant mecha-robots to magic, sometimes it feels like we’ve already seen enough variations of these anime themes. But what if you combined all of theContinue reading “Yasuke: A Refreshingly Diverse Take on the Anime Genre”

Seaspiracy: The Only Flaw About this Documentary is Not Calling it “Conspirasea”

Score: 8/10 It’s safe to say that all human beings, to a certain degree, are fascinated by the ocean, the largest and most powerful entity to exist on our planet. Home to one million species and still largely unexplored, the ocean has remained a mighty and mysterious force since the beginning of the existence ofContinue reading “Seaspiracy: The Only Flaw About this Documentary is Not Calling it “Conspirasea””

Behind Her Eyes: A Rollercoaster Ride of a Thriller that Delights in Viewers’ Uncertainty

Score: 7/10 There’s something satisfying about being tricked by a show. When a show leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow, allowing you to build up confidence in your theories, but then artfully reveals what you missed – you got me there – you feel grateful to the writer, not because you’ve beenContinue reading “Behind Her Eyes: A Rollercoaster Ride of a Thriller that Delights in Viewers’ Uncertainty”

Bridgerton: Inherently Flawed

Score: 5/10 Set in a fictional version of Regency-era England, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton, a young debutante about to make her first appearance in the marriage market, as she grapples with society’s expectations of her as a young woman. Through her perspective and the plight of her closest family and friends, we begin to understandContinue reading “Bridgerton: Inherently Flawed”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: An Incredible Performance in Honor of a Real-Life Blues Pioneer

Score: 8.5/10 The squeak of a brand new pair of shoes. The bustling noises of the city of Chicago. The overwhelming summer heat. And above all else, the sweet, comforting sound of the blues. These simple but symbolic elements all factor into the great work of film that is Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directedContinue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: An Incredible Performance in Honor of a Real-Life Blues Pioneer”

Mosul: A New Middle East War Film With Arab Heroes For Once

Score: 7.5/10 Since the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by the U.S. military and its allies, there have been a slew of American-made films chronicling the experience of our service members in a war that, along with the one in Afghanistan, has come to represent a modern day case study in colonialist futility. WithContinue reading “Mosul: A New Middle East War Film With Arab Heroes For Once”

Death to 2020: You Laugh, But it’s True

Score: 7/10 An entire month has already gone by in the new year of 2021, but the world is still reeling from the aftermath of every single sh*t storm that took place in the insane year of 2020. Who would have thought that 2020, with its nicely symmetrical numbers, would make so many different aspectsContinue reading “Death to 2020: You Laugh, But it’s True”

The 13th , An Original on Netflix

Micah Croom Croom is a 22-year old Ivy – League Graduate from Long, Beach California. More about author Given the series of events that have transpired within the past 12 months, one could easily deem 2020 as one of the most adversarial as well as unprecedented times in American history. Although there are many contributingContinue reading “The 13th , An Original on Netflix”

Knocking Down The House Review

Micah Croom Croom is a 22-year old Ivy – League Graduate from Long, Beach California. More about author The opening scene brings us to a young, vibrant, & brilliant woman staring in the mirror. She looks anxious as if she’s realizing she’s preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges of her life. AsContinue reading Knocking Down The House Review

Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer: What’s Better than a Brilliantly-Made Anime about Fighting Demons?

Olivia Snyder Olivia Snyder is a 2020 graduate of Miami University, where she studied International Relations, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. More about author Score: 9/10 “Whenever happiness is destroyed, there is always… the smell of blood.”