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…

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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…

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…

Why Asian Representation Is Important For The Film & Television Industry

Representation. A word that is commonly used in the current film and television industry, what does it mean? Representation means how someone is portrayed and described in media, which links to why people want to see more representation on screen. Whether it is representation of African-American people or representation of the LGBTQ+ community, people want…

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…