Black Panther: Follow-up Thoughts

After my initial reaction to Black Panther, I've had some more time to process everything and so, I'm writing another review that's more structured. There are some new points and mostly old points, but my thoughts are better organized here: Yes, the hype surrounding Black Panther has everything to do with the all-black cast, black director, black … Continue reading Black Panther: Follow-up Thoughts


Black Panther: THAT Good!

Spoiler Warning! This is an in-depth spoiler review. Wow. I was blown away by this movie. Because there is so much to dissect and break down and I have so many thoughts and I'm just going to barely scratch the surface. I'm going to assume anyone reading this is already familiar with the cultural importance … Continue reading Black Panther: THAT Good!

How do we React to Representations of Muslims in the Media?

I recently discovered a podcast called #GoodMuslimBadMuslim that was started towards the end of 2015 by Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh. Honestly, I've listened to only the first episode, but it sent me on a spiral of overthinking which sent me back to my blog. On a slight tangent, I was reading reviews for this … Continue reading How do we React to Representations of Muslims in the Media?


Blade Runner 2049 Explains Why I Hate AI Movies

OK, I don’t hate AI movies. I enjoyed Age of Ultron and I, Robot quite a bit, for instance. I hate AI movies that deal with the question of the humanity of AIs. (No, I have not watched Steven Spielberg’s A.I. although I know quite a bit about it, and probably never will.) Why don’t … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Explains Why I Hate AI Movies


The Big Sick Backlash

The Big Sick is a universally lauded film, which got a standing ovation at Sundance and has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of writing this at least). But haters gonna hate, right? My Facebook actually had a bunch of articles that were less than pleased with the movie. The truth is, I completely related to … Continue reading The Big Sick Backlash


And the first Disney Live-Action Fairy Tale: Enchanted

I don't have additional commentary on this. It was just one of those pieces that was fun to write.


The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?

Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?