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‘The Report’ v. ‘Dark Waters’ – Two True Important Stories of Systemic Injustices

The Report and Dark Waters are a pair of recent releases about two very different yet equally important real-world topics. The former is a political drama while the latter is more of a legal thriller, but both are tasked with finding a way to unload boatloads of information onto an audience while still being an…

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Op-ed: ‘Chicken Little’ is Cinema

It is fairly safe to say that we all know what goes into great cinema. Films that capture our imaginations and remind us why it is our greatest creative medium- endlessly evolving and entertaining to each and every person who sits down to enjoy film. Cinema has the power to move us, to change the…

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Op-ed: ‘6 Underground’ Should Be Classified as a Form of Pollution

It might sound ridiculous to call Michael Bay an auteur, but when it comes to large scale action presented to you in the most machismo and commercialized way possible- there is no greater artist than Bay. The director began his career making music videos before shifting towards commercials, where his campaigns for Miller Lite and…

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…

Casino Movies That Have Defined The Genre

Hollywood has had a love affair with casino-themed film because they know they have a certain unique appeal. One of these is the exciting opportunity for heist, caper, crime and fraud-related plot lines, which have always captivated audiences. Throughout the years casinos have been featured in film extensively, like in the casino fight from Black Panther. In…

The Best Episodes of Invader Zim

Invader Zim has always been a unique kind of phenomenon. Upon its release in 2001, the show immediately set itself apart from everything else airing on television at the time; its bizarre sense of humor, dark subject matter, and deranged animation and art style all led to high praise from critics and audiences alike. The series…

After ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Eternals’ is the most important movie of Marvel Studios’ existence

by Mima M No one, save for a few die-hard fans (me included), cared about Eternals before Kevin Feige officially announced it in Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, bringing out heavy hitters such as Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie as confirmed members of the film’s cast. Who could blame them, really—it’s not…

The Road to ‘Absolute Carnage’ — Everything you need to know about Cates & Stegman’s Symbi-epic

“God is coming.” Those were the words on the final page of Venom #1 last year, the words that kicked off Donny Cates’ Symbiote epic of cosmic proportions. For the past year, Cates has teamed up with creators such as Ryan Stegman, Iban Coello, and Cullen Bunn to craft an intricate tale of metal and…

The Western – A Forgotten Genre: A Review of the Very Best

The western is one of cinema's finest genres. It has become some-what clear in the passing years that the western is not perhaps at the height of what it used to be (in terms of success and buzz, not quality). So, this article is dedicated to my personal love of the western genre. I will…

The Massive Expansion Potential Of ‘Stranger Things’

By now, many have had time to binge watch and digest the third season of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ and the reception appears to be largely positive. The Duffer Brothers’ Spielbergian middle-America freak show managed to retain its substantial charm factor while growing into a bigger and bolder show. And while there are certainly some portions…