Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity in American Popular Culture (2018) – Enough Said

“Even though this film accurately depicts the actual, crazy shit that people do to women, the characters represented in the film, including those based on real persons, are fiction.” — Nicole Brending, the director of Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity in American Popular Culture (2018) As this quote appears in the end credits after an uncomfortably woke, rollercoaster experience from a shy-of-over-an-hour indie film, … Continue reading Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity in American Popular Culture (2018) – Enough Said

Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story (2020) – A Story of Humble Humanity

Within the stand up comedy world, everyone knows of the name “Richard Lett.” He had it all: being able to perform in various venues throughout Canada; appearing in a few TV shows like Dark Angel and Supernatural; and had written many plays, two in which were nominated for the Jessie Richardson Awards’ “Most Outstanding Original Play.” Roy Tighe, the director of the film, initially records … Continue reading Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story (2020) – A Story of Humble Humanity

Agathe-Christine: Next Door Spy (2020) Review

I would like to thank TriCoast Studios for reaching out to me to view this film. It’s always a pleasure to work with you! 🙂 If you’re looking for a film to entertain children that is outside of Disney and adds elements of mystery, then Agathe-Christine: Next Door Spy (2017) may be the right film for you! My Quick Summary Agathe-Christine, also known as AC, … Continue reading Agathe-Christine: Next Door Spy (2020) Review

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Just Mercy (2019): A Call to Action

In light of the current times, knowledge is the first step into taking informative action. Consequently, I believe that Just Mercy (2019) deserves your attention as it delivers a raw glimpse of the broken social and judicial institutions that continually fail to maintain the true meaning of “liberty and justice for all” today. My Quick Summary Based on a true story occurring in the late … Continue reading Just Mercy (2019): A Call to Action

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First Generation (2017): Asian American Identity “As Seen on TV”

“… [C]lose your eyes and picture an American. Did you picture a yellow face? Probably not. We’re not those kind of Americans yet. We’re not “real” Americans. And I would argue that is both cause and effect for why we’re not the kind of Americans you see on TV.” — Charles Yu,  “What It’s Like to Never Ever See Yourself on TV,” TIME Magazine As … Continue reading First Generation (2017): Asian American Identity “As Seen on TV”

The Droving (2020): A Simmering Start to Sizzling Summer Cinema

With everything that is going on nowadays, we all wish that there was a sense of normalcy in our lives: visiting friends, hanging out in shopping malls, eating out, and–what I miss the most–going to the movies, especially to watch the upcoming summer blockbuster season! However, as we are all adjusting (or have completely settled LOL) our lives to watch movies through streaming sites, I … Continue reading The Droving (2020): A Simmering Start to Sizzling Summer Cinema

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Apocalypse Now (1979): Reflecting on the Vietnam War 45 Years Later

My name is Đỗ Thị Hồng Ân Christine. I identify as a first generation Vietnamese American yet I feel that I do not belong in either origin. At home, my family calls me Ân. With my friends, they call me Christine. I may look Vietnamese but I can only grasp the basics of its language. I speak English but I do not know the full … Continue reading Apocalypse Now (1979): Reflecting on the Vietnam War 45 Years Later

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Have Your Heart Swoon for Crash Landing on You (2019)

Ah, I miss my middle school and high school days: after finishing my homework, I would immediately log onto my Dramafever account to watch a treasure trove of shows: Dream High,  City Hunter,  Iris,  The Moon that Embraces the Sun,  My Love from Another Star,  Gu Family Book,  Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I Hear Your Voice,  49 Days, The Innocent Man, That Winter, the Wind Blows,  It’s … Continue reading Have Your Heart Swoon for Crash Landing on You (2019)

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Eyes on the Prize: Parasite (2019) Has to Sweep Its Oscar Nominations

Ah, I can’t believe that it’s been a whole month since I’ve written a film review! But not to worry: I’m glad that my first article for 2020 is about Bong Joon Ho’s amazing film, Parasite (2019)! And if you haven’t watched it yet,  WATCH IT  NOW!!! SIDE NOTE: If you do plan on watching it and still don’t have a clue on what the … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize: Parasite (2019) Has to Sweep Its Oscar Nominations

Echoes of You (2019), Starring Laurence Fuller: A Beautiful Ode to Music

Just to let you, my fellow readers, learn more about me, I will always have a soft spot for music. I mainly have to thank my mother who inspired me to love music. I will never forget my first exposure, which was during a late night mass when I was about 3 years old. I clearly remember picking up the church’s book of songs and … Continue reading Echoes of You (2019), Starring Laurence Fuller: A Beautiful Ode to Music