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- Top Story - November 2023
The Sleep of Reason
The scene could be a selection from a feverish nightmare. It could simply be a metaphor for the callous "care" shown by the bourgeoisie toward the starving peoples of the Third World. Do they really get off on watching their victims twist in pangs of desire and hunger, while they dole out the literal equivalent of Marie Antoinette's famous cold-blooded quip?
How ‘I Think You Should Leave’ Conveys The Autistic Experience
Last time, I wrote about how Tim Robinson’s sketch comedy series, I Think You Should Leave is deeper than you think because of its unique brand of absurdist humor and cringe metacommentary. There is no denying that the show excels in illustrating the awkwardness and intricacies of social situations. However, it unexpectedly resonates strongly with many people on the autism spectrum.
Breakdown Hallmark’s “Taking a Shot at Love”
DESCRIPTION: Former professional ballet dancer Jenna works with NHL star Ryan Cooper to help him recover from an injury using ballet as therapy, and as they grow close, he helps her mend her injured heart. - Hallmark’s words not mine.
Self-Awareness: The Backbone of the MCU
Even as a fan of the Marvel Universe, sometimes it’s difficult not to feel as though we’re being completely inundated with new projects, movies and shows. Since the start of the pandemic alone, Marvel has released more than ten blockbuster movies — and that’s without even mentioning their burgeoning world of new TV shows. From Loki and Wandavision to Hawkeye and the increasingly notorious She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Marvel fans have had a lot to keep up with in recent months.
Mario, Zombies and the Return of the Mad Titan
Rick Grimes, the rugged and grizzled protagonist of The Walking Dead, was used to facing all sorts of dangers in the post-apocalyptic world he lived in. But when he emerged suddenly from a glowing green gateway of light, he found himself standing face to face with a short, portly Italian man dressed in red overalls and a bushy mustache. Rick looked toward him with a confused stare.
Survival and Humanity : Exploring 'The Last of Us' Series
Adapted from the renowned video game of the same name, the series "The Last of Us" offers a visceral and emotional odyssey at the heart of a ruthless post-apocalyptic world. With its powerful storytelling and deep exploration of human survival, the series captivates viewers and immerses them in an intense and unforgettable journey.
Iconic Movie Quotes That Transcended Pop Culture
Movies have the incredible power to transport us to different worlds, evoke a myriad of emotions, and leave a lasting impact on our lives. Among the many elements that make a movie memorable, some quotes have transcended the boundaries of the silver screen to become immortalized in pop culture. These iconic movie quotes resonate with audiences for their wit, wisdom, and relatability, and they continue to inspire and influence generations. In this article, we embark on a deep dive into the world of iconic movie quotes and explore the reasons behind their enduring popularity.
Engineered 'human meat'
Gregg Wallace, the renowned MasterChef star, has recently found himself embroiled in controversy following allegations of offending female staff members while working on BBC's "Inside the Factory." Despite the claims, Gregg recently revealed that he will be stepping back from the show after seven years to prioritize caring for his young son, Sid, who has autism. As the situation unfolds, Gregg has spoken out, expressing his shock and regret at any offense caused and assuring fans that he never intended to upset or offend anyone during his time on the show.
Black Mirror's 'Beyond The Sea' Fails to Deconstruct Toxic Masculinity
The episode Beyond The Sea is probably one of the most disappointing ones in the entire sixth season of Black Mirror. Set in an alternate 1969, it's a story about two astronauts that have the ability to transfer their consciousnesses back down to Earth on their mission's downtime into artificial robots called replicas. This technological feat allows them to maintain their lives back home in a kind of inverse work-from-home situation.
Decoding "The Idol": A Provocative Tale of Power and Intrigue
HBO's run of its captivating series, "The Idol," has just completed. However, the show faced intense criticism, with the media treating it as if it were something out of the 16th century witch trials. Yet, upon delving into the myriad of articles, one thing becomes apparent: many critics simply failed to grasp its essence. Some even claimed to explain the show while overlooking crucial details, leaving readers with more questions than answers. Perhaps, one wonders if these authors truly understand the intricacies of human experiences or have enough depth in their own lives to comprehend it fully.
The idol: Tedious, pointless, cringe-inducing
In the opening scene of the Max show-business melodrama “The Idol,” Lily-Rose Depp’s half-naked pop star Jocelyn is doing a photo shoot in her mansion as the photographer issues a series of off-screen notes: “Give me some innocence now … some doe-eyed looks … now mischievous, play with the camera … OK, pure sex now, that’s good, give me vulnerable … and now emotional …”
Why Can’t “Black Mirror” Kill Fascists?
The Black Mirror episode Demon 79 is a fun romp set in 1979 England. Protagonist Nida is a Brown woman that works at a department store. The episode is set against a rise in white supremacist fascism, particularly the xenophobic National Front or NF. She stumbles across a demonic rune that forces her to sacrifice three bodies or risk causing nuclear armageddon, leading her to take revenge against some of the more awful figures in her life.