‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: A Rushed Journey to Little Reward

The stakes for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are about as high as they can get for any movie. It's the ninth and apparently final installment in the widely beloved Skywalker saga, part of a globally popular franchise spanning 40 years, eleven movies and TV shows, books, video games—the full works. Such a film…

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Queen & Slim: A Bonnie And Clyde Story In A Post BLM Era

***WARNING MILD TO HEAVY SPOILERS***Queen & Slim is a romantic thriller drama directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith make up the titular couple whose date night goes south when they end up on the run from the law. There was a lot to unpack in this film,…

Raising Dion: A Show Worth The Wait

Announced almost two years ago and based on the comic created by Dennis Liu, ‘Raising Dion’ has been in the works over at Netflix for quite some time. So long (and with so little news), in fact, that potential viewers began to wonder—where's Dion? Well, the wait is over, and I am happy to say…

October’s Book Recommendations

‪The Tyrants Tomb by Rick Riordan ‬ Do you enjoy books that break your heart right off the bat? Do you enjoy chaotic bisexual energy? Then this is the book for you! Our favourite Olympian turned human, Apollo and his master Meg are back to honour their fallen friend and to fight to keep his…

Do Only White Tears Save The Earth?

‪Recently, awareness of climate change has been on the rise (as have global temperatures) and that is due, in large part, to the influence of a 16-year old girl from Sweden by the name of Greta Thunberg. Young, but passionate, Thunberg has been actively seeking to affect climate change for several years, first becoming interested…

Tall Girl: A Symptom of the Problem with the Coming-of-Age Genre

‪Over the past few years, there’s been an influx of horrible coming-of-age films, especially ones made by Netflix. At first, it was almost entertaining watching these deeply flawed movies, but there’s only so much Sierra Burgess and The Perfect Date one can take. In fact, the consistent mix of terrible writing, under-developed characters and bland protagonists has almost convinced me that Netflix makes awful coming-of-age films on purpose.‬ ‪ Their most recent release is Tall Girl, the story of 16-year-old…

Weirdness, Glorious Weirdness – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The latest Netflix Original is a co-production with The Jim Henson Company, spearheaded by Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson. This partnership seemed like a match made in heaven and I’m more than pleased to report that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is phenomenal and quite unlike anything they’ve delivered so far. The original Dark Crystal film follows…

Review: The 100 Season Six

The 100’s penultimate season, which began with promise, ended with a chaotic storyline, uncertain fates and more questions than answers.                When Season 6 of The 100 began, promising that we were entering a “new” book, I was excited. Initially, an excellent foray into the mixed worlds of science fiction and dystopia the show…

Character of Colour: Shuri | Black Panther

Today's Character of Colour of the Day is none other than the smartest in the MCU, Princess Shuri of Wakanda! Anything Bruce Banner or Tony Stark did, Shuri did better, and there's nothing you can do but stan. In the movies, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, is an 18-year-old genius who runs the R&D (Research…

Character of Colour: Tiana| Princess and the Frog

Today's Character of Colour of the Day is New Orleans restauranteur, Ms. Tiana, Princess of Maldonia. Tiana was the first Black Princess Disney ever created, her story centred around being a hard working woman with a single minded goal to start the restaurant her and her father dreamed of when she was young. As she…