Hamilton and Cancel Culture

On the 4th of July, 2020, like so many people stuck at home due to the pandemic, I observed America’s Independence by watching Hamilton on Disney+. I, like many others, had not been fortunate enough to witness this performance live, but now we finally get to watch it at home. Given my past critiques of … Continue reading Hamilton and Cancel Culture

One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4

I think Toy Story 4 is one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen. Yes, I know you think I’m crazy. And you’d be right: TS4 isn’t particularly romantic in any traditional sense of the word. But it is romantic in a very particular way that – as far as I know – … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4

Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

Coco, Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians are hailed as the most successful recent "diverse" films. I'm here to note the irony that they are not diverse at all in the usual understanding of the word. The first is a movie set in Mexico with only Hispanics (specifically mestizaje Mexicans, ignoring the actual diversity in … Continue reading Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

Infinity War Might Not Be for Casual Fans

I will be discussing the end of Infinity War. Expect no recap but plenty of spoilers. I have been seeing a lot of reviews online mostly on big news outlets that complain about the "cheap" ending of the movie. Those deaths (or disintegrations more like) should have been gut wrenching, except we all know that … Continue reading Infinity War Might Not Be for Casual Fans

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!

More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Since posting my thoughts on the movie, I've read and watched a bunch of other reviews. Here, I will link to the one that I thought was the best, because it's a detailed and thoughtful analysis that wasn't too much in love with the movie, or hating on it. And because it raises a great point … Continue reading More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast