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August 20, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 4.5/5 This movie felt to me like the musical version of Eat, Pray, Love. A woman goes on a journey to find herself, eating good food, and getting the D in exotic places — all underpinned by wonderful ABBA music, and comedy gold. Special shout-out to the zingers from […]

July 23, 2018

Alex Strangelove is a tale about a teenager who is confused about his sexuality, and aptly the narrative of the tale itself is also a bit confusing. This story is told rather messily, with some jumping narratives involving Alex and not fully focusing on the “gay” side of what is a “gay” story. The movie […]

July 16, 2018

In times of cold wintry blasts, being alone can either mean you are lurched up in blankets feeling warm and snuggly, or dredged up in your bed with an empty wine glass. It could also mean neither of these options, because I don’t know your life. But for Kevin McCallister, he spends his nights ingeniously […]

June 5, 2018

In celebration of our opinion issue, I am going to do a movie review of a movie that presents semi “controversial” opinions. Dear White People centres on the biracial character Sam, who is navigating life in college, and being an active voice speaking out on the nuances of systematic racism towards black people on her […]

May 28, 2018

The critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke presents a beautiful and vivid exposé of how men ain’t shit, and how we are fucking over the environment. This masterpiece follows a basic male protagonist, Ashitaka, who deals with a demon plague (and infection), and falls in love with his saviour and true hero of the […]

May 21, 2018

Taylor Swift: country music star turned pop princess, turned media controversy, turned dead, came back to life as… a snake queen? Bad-Ass Bitch? Culturally and sonically black-appropriating white girl? Maybe all of this is true, maybe none of it is. But the fact is, you know her, and you cannot escape her nor her music. […]

May 21, 2018

Love, Simon is a classic high school rom-com filled with tons of millennial buzzwords and liberal concepts that would make hipsters orgasm on the spot. I love it. The movie follows 17-year-old Simon Spier. His story is a cute, funny teen romance like any other. A touch of Perks of Being a Wallflower and Clueless. […]

October 9, 2017

CW: Depression, suicidal thoughts This piece showcases a little part of how I experience depression. I wanted this to come out on Mental Health Awareness Week, as it deals with my own mental health and a glimpse at my thought processes. I think others may feel a similar way and I want to them know […]