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“Greener Grass” Puzzles

October 30, 2019

While many of the scenes made me chuckle, the execution of the film’s foundational story left me dissatisfied.

Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck in Todd Phillips’  “Joker.” (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Joker” Lacks the Soul of Other Disturbing Psychological Thrillers

October 16, 2019

Unfortunately, a lot of that potential goes unfulfilled in Todd Phillips’ film.

“Parasite,” directed by Bong Joon Ho, explores poverty.  (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Parasite” Skillfully Combines Comedy and Thrill

October 16, 2019

In Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” nobody comes out clean. It’s a movie of goofy circumstances transformed midway through into a tragic thriller. Director Bong brutally keeps the camera rolling as every...

Television theme songs have evolved with the streaming era. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Music and Television’s Complicated History: Theme Songs Evolve in the Streaming Era

October 16, 2019

Television may be changing, but so are theme songs.

“El Camino,” recently released on Netflix, continues the story of character Jesse Pinkman from “Breaking Bad.” (Courtesy of Twitter)

“El Camino” Is A Nostalgic Joyride Through “Breaking Bad”

October 16, 2019

With the recent trend of disappointing endings, “Breaking Bad” seems even more exceptional. Even in the so-called modern “Golden Age of Television,” the saga of Walter White, the terminally-ill...

“Breaking Bad” Cooks Up a Good Experience

October 2, 2019

It was a common theme throughout my youth: hearing about certain shows I neglected to watch or was unable to view as a result of strict parental guidance. I never really paid much attention, though, until...

Hassan Fazili's daugher finds a way to entertain herself on the trek to the EU. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Midnight Traveler Takes Viewer on a Journey

September 25, 2019

“Midnight Traveler” is a grimy, grainy, rare type of film: the personal documentary. Pieced together from about three years worth of footage shot entirely on a mobile phone, “Midnight Traveler”...

Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Pheobe Buffay and Joey Tribbiani, pictured above (left to right), are the main characters on “Friends,” a popular American sitcom. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Friends” Will Be There For You

September 25, 2019

It was a revelation that horrified many college students — Netflix will remove the ever-popular sitcom “Friends” from its platform in 2020. The show will find a new home at Warner Media’s upcoming...

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“Ad Astra” Dives Into a Black Hole of Daddy Issues

September 25, 2019

But the camerawork, effects and pacing can’t make up for the flawed concept

“Unbelievable” is a new Netflix show that takes a close look at sexual assault. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Unbelievable” Calls Attention to Sexual Assault

September 25, 2019

The series demonstrates precisely how damaging rape culture is and continues to be.

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The Fantastical, Mesmerizing World of “Millennium Actress”

September 18, 2019

The unique storytelling approach of “Millennium Actress” leaves the film’s narrative difficult to navigate.

Tiana from Princess and the Frog finds love with the help of the firefly Ray. (Courtesy of twitter.)

The Princess, The Frog and Other Buddies of the Bayou

September 11, 2019

“The Princess and the Frog” unexpectedly made me ugly cry — not your run-of-the-mill, “that-was-cute-but-only-mildly-compelling” eye-water and not because everything gets neatly tied with a bow at the end. No, the movie induced full-on heaves that let out with them my complete appreciation of its extremely lovable characters, its beautiful visuals, its imaginative plotline and its thorough exploration of a culture previously little-known to me

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