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””

Army Of The Dead: The Summer’s Underrated Action Flick

By Benjamin Rose Score: 8.2/10 Aight, lets cut the shit. In 2021, it would be a valid question if a subgenre as cliched as the zombie horror flick was worth revisiting even if we weren’t in the midst of our own proto-apocalypse. In Covidverse, that scenario is almost quaint. Worse still, with a mere 6/10Continue reading “Army Of The Dead: The Summer’s Underrated Action Flick”

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, An Inside Look into the Four Stars Themselves

Score: 7.5/10 BLACKPINK is a K-pop girl group formed under YG Entertainment and debuted in 2016. Just like their predecessor 2NE1, BLACKPINK consists of four members: Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé. Maybe you’ve heard of their songs, such as their debut single “Boombayah” (2016), which rose to the top of Billboard‘s World Digital Songs, orContinue reading “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, An Inside Look into the Four Stars Themselves”

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”

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan—A Fascinating Docuseries about Warlords and the Battles that Shaped Japanese History

Score: 6/10 Clashing swords, showering blood down onto the battlefield. Burning villages, overwhelmed by the screams of dying peasants and their families. Banners waving in the smoky air, boasting the colors and crests of the powerful families that they represent. This is what 16th century Japan looked like—a gory combat zone, overrun by men willingContinue reading “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan—A Fascinating Docuseries about Warlords and the Battles that Shaped Japanese History”

Love Alarm Season 1: A Messy Romance Aided by an App

Score: 7/10 Confessing to your crush takes a lot of guts, right? But what if there’s an app that does all the work for you? Your crush knows your feelings, and you know their feelings too. Romance would be easier. But Love Alarm shows us how messy romance can become when people rely on anContinue reading “Love Alarm Season 1: A Messy Romance Aided by an App”

The Call: A Gripping but Shaky Time Travel Story

Score: 6.5/10 As someone who has avidly consumed a lot of movies and shows over the years, I’ve found that for a piece of media to really make an impression and remain in my memory, it has to either be really exceptional or horrifyingly bad. For me, this spectrum runs the gamut between Peter Jackson’sContinue reading “The Call: A Gripping but Shaky Time Travel Story”

I Care a Lot: A Suspense-Packed Comedy with Villains that You’ll Love to Hate

Score: 8/10 “Caring, sir, is my job. It’s my profession. This is what I do. All day, every day, I care.” Meet Marla Grayson. With her perfectly straight bob cut, tight-lipped smile, and colorful coordinated outfits, she is ready to take on the world… but not in the most ethical or fair way. While sheContinue reading “I Care a Lot: A Suspense-Packed Comedy with Villains that You’ll Love to Hate”

Little Big Women Shows the Struggles of Womanhood

Score: 8/10 If an estranged family member suddenly died, how would you feel? What would you do? The Netflix film Little Big Women explores just that. Directed by Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu, Little Big Women shows a Taiwanese family’s struggle with grief and frustration. On her seventieth birthday, the matriarch Lin Shoying hears shocking news ofContinue reading “Little Big Women Shows the Struggles of Womanhood”