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Let’s Talk About Malcolm & Marie.
When I first heard the buzz about Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie, I was excited. The film (written and directed by Levinson) was shot in black and white on 35mm film, which is rare. The cinematography was visually beautiful, and the performance of the lead characters were stunning. What wasn’t so great however, was the screenplay.
The Beautiful Mind Of The Professor - 1964 J.R.R. Tolkien Interview - How He Created The Lord Of The Rings And Other Musings
Listening to The Professor speak on anything is an experience as otherworldly as the great adventures in his written works. This interview with Professor J. R. R. Tolkien was conducted in 1964 by Denys Gueroult (His name has varying spellings based on the source material.) BBC Radio 4 first broadcast the interview in 1971. It takes a very dedicated listener to follow the Professor at times through this interview. Just as a reader must be to wade through his written works. But that is the beautiful mind of Tolkien.
5 Things You Can Do To Be a Better Ambassador For Your Hobby
We all have hobbies. From historical reenactment, to tabletop RPGs, to horror movies, comic books, and more, these are the things that make us happy. They're the activities and media we turn to when we need to decompress, and they're often where we go to find community. However, something we often forget is that in order for our hobbies to grow, we need to actually expand our numbers. Without fresh blood coming in, our communities will shrivel. Worse, for those built around a particular type of media or a certain franchise, it's possible that a shrunken community won't be able to support production of more of the content we want to see. Which is why it behooves us to be ambassadors for our hobbies if we want to see them grow and flourish.
Why We Need To Stop Romanticizing Our Teenage Years
I was a very mild teenager. I didn’t drink, smoke, go to parties, or do anything wild, really. And for the most part, I was pretty happy with my life.
Book Review: "Selected Essays" by George Orwell
Georgr Orwell is probably best known for his works "1984" and "Animal Farm." My personal favourite book by him was always "Down and Out in Paris and London" because of the realism involved and honestly, I wish more people read it. This book is somewhat like my favourite Orwell novel in the fact that it is based within various truths and has a criticism on a number of things. Including Orwell's work on Charles Dickens and his famous essay entitled "Shooting the Elephant" - George Orwell attempts to reason with us whilst showing his readers that these things are perhaps linked in a wider web of economics and class systems.
An Interview with 'Life in a Day' Director Kevin Macdonald
On February 6, 2021, Life in a Day 2020 premiered for free on YouTube. The documentary consists entirely of crowdsourced footage sent in by people all over the world, filmed on one day: July 25, 2020.
How dystopian YA shaped Gen Z
From roughly 2010-2014, dystopian YA was all the rage. Rising political tensions, war and a recession from the previous decade had curdled into the rise of the dystopian genre: where horrifyingly oppressive governments committed grave atrocities against the people they were supposed to protect, leaving it to teenagers (who were usually cisgender, white and heterosexual) to save the world.
Quintessential Black TV - 12 TV Shows That Defined My Childhood
It's February, the shortest and coldest month of the year and also coincidentally, Black History Month! I grew up in the Caribbean and not the US so we didn't really observe Black History Month. Black History in my country encompasses and informs most parts of our cultural experiences (food, religion, festivals etc.) so I imagine the powers that be decided an entire month would be redundant. As an adult currently living in Canada, I've come to appreciate February as an important opportunity for learning, celebration and discovery of the significant contributions of the black population to the history and cultural vitality of the country.
Dear Hollywood, you're not meeting our special needs.
Award season is already here, and the Golden Globes just announced their nominations. While most people are upset by the lack of nominations given to Tenet, I and many other autistic individuals are furious that Music received two nominations. For those not in the know, this project was directed by Australian singer Sia and focuses on a recovering drug addict who is left with her nonverbal autistic sister in her care. It shines a light on autistic females, which is something that rarely happens, and it's now being recognized by one of the biggest award ceremonies in Hollywood. Why are we furious at this? Because this movie is the biggest piece of inspiration porn to come onto the mainstream movie scene since 1994's Forrest Gump.
My Beautiful and Lifelong Relationship with Books
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”– William Styron
Hoarders: I'm Stuffed
I binge watch Hoarders for the 4 R’s: Rats, Roaches, Refuse, and Redemption. Let me explain.
It's not actually that sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Like the name of a wholesome family entertainment show. Perhaps a light-hearted comedy where a group of old friends who own a bar get into a few scrapes but it all turns out all right in the end. Well, the irony begins with the title. It’s Always Sunny is one of the craziest, darkest sitcoms ever to hit our screens.