‘Hollywood’ Review – Falling Short of Expectations

Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan's 'Hollywood' sacrifices a great story in exchange for the writers giving themselves a pat on a back.

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‘The Donut King’ Review – Donuts Could Not Be More Inspiring

Fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with his wife and three children in 1975, Ted Ngoy made his way to America. He traveled with pockets that could only fit so much of the desire to make a name for himself and the little money he had. Like many refugees, Ngoy found work as a…

‘Finding Yingying’ Review – More than a True Crime Documentary

At 26, Yingying Zhang leaves China to study abroad in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A young ecologist filled with dreams, she aspired to one day be a married professor with children. Studying in the U.S. would provide her with greater opportunities, so her family back in Nanping, China did…

‘I Will Make You Mine’ Review – Confronting the Past Rarely Feels this Real

Lynn Chen's directorial debut, I Will Make You Mine, follows three women: Erika (Ayako Fujitani), Rachel (Lynn Chen herself), and Yea-Ming (Yea-Ming Chen) as they reconnect with their former lover Goh (Goh Nakamura) when he stumbles back into town. Despite the three women being drastically different, they all share the same struggle: moving on. Building…

The 2020 Oscars: Where to Watch all the Nominated Films

The 92nd Academy Awards will air tomorrow, February 9th at 5pm Pacific Standard Time. For your consideration, we have compiled all of the nominated films, their nominations, and where you can watch them. Follow the DiscussingFilm Twitter to get the complete list of winners as they come in live tomorrow! Ford vs Ferarri (Le Mans…

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 3 is Amazing but Could use a Little Controversy – Spoiler Free Review

To bring things up to pace: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows Miriam "Midge" Maisel as she tries to become a successful stand-up comic in the early 1960s. Struggling with societal, cultural, social pressures, and stigmas- she uses her positively independent nature to fight back and climb her way to the top. In the second season,…

DiscussingFilm’s Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Every Cinephile in Your Life

This list was curated and written by Courtney L. and Andrew J. S. Happy Holidays from the staff at DiscussingFilm! The new year is upon us and with it arrives the well-known habit of procrastinating in buying holiday gifts. To make things easier for our readers, we have compiled a list of items that fit…

BINGE-WORTHY: Superstore and The Blacklist

SUPERSTORE Superstore follows a quirky ensemble cast of staff that work in a supermarket called Cloud 9. Basically like every other big-box store in the United States, Cloud 9 sells guns, video games, furniture...practically anything you can think of. The show’s lightheartedness is therapeutic and offers a breath of fresh air, with hilarious cold opens…

Films and TV: Essentials of My Mental Wellness

Each time my finger hovers over the play button on the remote or my phone screen, I get an inexplicable rush—the play button is a sign that it’s time to escape reality. Even if it’s just for an hour or two, it’s enough time for me to recuperate and gather myself. (Unless I’m watching a…