Marriage Story: Why Broken Relationships Are Still Worth Saving

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I watched the Netflix movie The Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, on a lazy weekend evening. Although I thought I was familiar with the word “divorce”, I did not expect to have tears streaming down my face as I wrestled with the meaning of broken relationships, forgiveness, and redemption over the next two hours and 17 minutes.

Confessions of A First-Time K-Drama Male Viewer: I Was Hooked on CLOY

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“Crash Landing on You” (or CLOY) which has taken over the world by storm, marks the first Korean drama I have ever watched and completed. My wife had started the series and I wanted to sit through at least one episode with her to see what all the hype was about. By the end of the first episode, both of us were hooked.

Prejudice—The Parasite That Plagues Us All

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Parasite, a Korean film directed by Boon Joon Ho, made history as the first foreign language film to win four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Writing (Screenplay)--prompting comments from a news reporter that director Boon Joon Ho didn’t just make a movie, but started a movement for Asian films to gain global recognition. 

The Rise of Skywalker: Lineage Does Not Have the Final Say

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is leaving fans heavily divided because of its reintroduction of one of its most infamous characters into the Star War’s universe. After the events that unfolded in 2017’s The Last Jedi where main villain, Supreme Leader Snoke, was killed off in spectacular style, many fans were left frustrated with how the rest of the trilogy would pan out.

Why Frozen 2 Made Me Uncomfortable

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I’ll admit it: I was one of those adults who was probably more excited about Frozen 2 than the average kid. And it wasn’t just because Disney went all out with the merchandise to build up anticipation for the movie’s release weeks before.

Terminator: Dark Fate and the Battle for Our Lives

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In similar fashion to T2, two terminators are sent from the future—one to kill Dani, and one to protect her. We meet advanced kill machine, Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna), and protector Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an augmented super human. Both are sent from 2042 to alter the past, of which Dani seems to hold the key to its future.

Joker: Good News for the Outcasts, Losers, and Freaks?

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Joker (2019) is unlike any comic-based film released so far; there are no costumes, no heroic battles, and not one bit of CGI on display. It’s a slow-burning character drama more concerned with personality than plot, as we follow Arthur Fleck's transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime, the psychotic villain known as the Joker.

Why This Joker Should Be Taken Seriously

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This version of the Joker’s story is one that speaks into how divisive our society is, examines the dark hold that depression has on people, as well as pointing to the emptiness and meaninglessness of life that many of us feel. It is a cautionary tale about the villains our society can create when love, empathy for others, and truth are thrown to the wayside.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Our Desire to Belong

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) is the first in the X-Men franchise to feature a female lead, hot off the heels of successes like Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman.