Normal People: A Timeless and Tender Portrayal of Young Love - But Does it Live Up to the Hype?
Based on the best-selling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, BBC Three’s adaptation of Normal People is a near word for word parallel as it tells the raw and realistic story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). An infatuation started as teens through secret kisses (and that which follows) that would continue to be revived and deepen as their lives persist on crossing paths throughout the years.
Music in Isolation: A Resurrection
I don’t attempt to kid myself - to put on some bubblegum pop and pretend that everything is fine right now; it isn’t. Of course, if that is your jam and if it makes you feel at ease, all the more power to you. But personally, I've found it to be a very specific type of music that has resonated with me these past few weeks.
Why "The Innocence Files" is the Most Important Thing You Could Be Watching Right Now
According to the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that has fought to exonerate innocent men and women incarcerated in the U.S. since 1992, between 2.4% and 5% of all U.S. prisoners are estimated to be innocent. Considering that as of 2019, roughly 2.12 million people in the states are behind bars, this could potentially mean that just over 100.000 people are currently serving time for crimes they did not commit. Additionally, that is 100.000 people guilty of those crimes running free.
10 Mini-series on Netflix to Binge in Self-Isolation
While some people are being almost offensively productive during these hours of self-isolation, many of us just want to take this time to relax and unwind. But maybe, even though you have more free time than ever, you’re still not in the mood to sit down and read those Game of Thrones books, or let your partner convince you to watch One Piece with them (which consists of a glorious 925 episodes… RIP). In that case, I’ve compiled a list of 10 mini/one season-series that you can binge through in just a couple of hours and then move on to the next one!
The Power of Silence in Cinema
When we watch movies and television, commenting on and admiring the cinematography, acting, styling, and score is pretty customary. After all, cinema is mostly defined and looked upon as a story told through a series of moving images. But there is one defining factor that, if done well, usually goes unnoticed, but if done poorly will immediately take you out of an otherwise immersive experience - and that is sound editing.
Outrageously Innovative and Controversial: Is this genius or ridiculous? | Vivarium (2019) Review
Have you ever feared that making one decision might change your life forever? That one answer to a question, yes or no, would go on to be the defining factor of how your future plays out? That you will be locked down and stuck, regardless of how much you try to break out of the cycle?
Quarantine Catch-up: The Best Movies You Have Never Heard Of
With the current situation going on in the world right now, a lot of us have found ourselves with much more time on our hands than usual. And sure - if you wanna spend this time to write on that Shakespeare equivalent play you’ve been meaning to finish, by all means, go ahead! But if you’re just down to chill and who knows, maybe even looking to dip your toes into something other than The Office for the 18th time, I have got your back.
Another Netflix UnOriginal: I Am Not Okay With This
After extensive peer-pressure from Netflix’ advertisement and social media, I finally gave into watching their new coming-of-age series (with a dash of sci-fi) I Am Not Okay With This. From producers of Stranger Things and the director of The End of the Fucking World, this is exactly the kind of cocktail you would expect - except for any type of distinctive personality and style that made those series so memorable, that is.