Perhaps the worst tragedy in ‘Mulan’ is replacing the message of hard work with the importance of being born special.
The legendary tale of a girl who fights in the army disguised as a man is retold in the live-action adaptation of Mulan. Although the remake differs significantly from the original, it successfully strikes home the message that a woman can bring honor to her family through means other than marriage.
When a young man’s seemingly innocuous avocation of following strangers turns into a dangerous obsession, he gets into deep, deep trouble. Following is Nolan’s first, yet undoubtedly one of his best thrillers ever.
An interview with John David Washington on ‘Tenet,’ a film that couldn’t have been more ‘Nolan’-ized
Tenet is quite literally a time-bending journey to stop a Russian oligarch from using technology that could lead to apocalyptic consequences.
Perhaps it is naïve to think that high schoolers in Texas could solve the largest questions our nation is facing today, but ‘Boys State’ shows that they may not be too far from it. In a world where politics often feels hopeless, this documentary’s ironic pitfall is that it is too focused on a heroic storyline. Even so, it is true that in these young men, some future heroes exist.
A wrongfully accused man is on the run and determined to find the killer of his wife. A relentless U.S. Marshal is hell-bent on apprehending this fugitive. The suspenseful chase that ensues is sure to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping.
Amidst a pandemic, Troye Sivan’s still got some bops he needs to drop. He released his latest EP, “In a Dream”, six years after his first EP and the start of his music career.
‘folklore’ is the third in a string of albums of drastically different aesthetics, following revenge-fueled ‘Reputation’ and bubblegum-pop ‘Lover.’
‘Looking for Alaska’ follows bookish teen Miles “Pudge” Halter as he transfers from Miami to a boarding school in Alabama in order to find, in the words of French poet François Rabelais, his “Great Perhaps.”
Overall the album is very cohesive, with each song having Benjamin’s trademark minimalist vocals and extremely well-written lyrics.
‘The Vast of Night’ is an ambitious and relevant sci-fi tale focusing on ignored voices of the 1950s, with the flavor of radio plays and ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes that could just as well be a spine-chilling rumor heard through the short grapevines of middle-America.
While the film attempts to explore the complexities of a family fragmented by cultural and geographic barriers, its unconvincing character development makes the plot seem forced and the protagonist unsympathetic.
The long wait is over; ‘Tower of God’ finally has an anime, and even if it is not all what I hoped, I am still finding it enjoyable. We are thrown into a world with little explanation, and the sheer novelty and expanse of the Tower compels me to keep climbing.