The beauty of Arcane

Netflix: S1 Ep7 (Delord & Charrue, 2021) Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers of the serie Arcane.  When I tell people that I don’t watch films or series for their plot, they look at me weirdly. For a lot of my friends, the plot is the most important aspect of a story: it’s the unexpectedContinue reading “The beauty of Arcane”

Stutz: The Tragedy of Wasted Time

Image: Stutz, Netflix Trigger Warning: this article contains references to suicide Jonah Hill’s recent documentary film Stutz is a far cry from the comic roles of 21 Jump Street and Superbad which he is so often associated with and are sedimented into pop culture. On the surface Stutz is an unlikely role reversal in whichContinue reading “Stutz: The Tragedy of Wasted Time”

The Post-Covid Action Hero

It is a little presumptuous to say we are in the post-covid period. New variants still sprout up quicker than we can weed them out; we are not out of the woods yet, but I naively hope we can see the forest’s edge emerging from between the distant dark-leaved birches. Culturally, what covid’s lasting effectsContinue reading “The Post-Covid Action Hero”

Halloween movie recommendations

Lhya’s recommendation – I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The films that mess me up the most are films that manage to turn realistic events into horrific experiences. I’m Thinking of Ending Things does this splendidly, a psychological thriller where there are no demons or witches, but you end up wishing there were because thatContinue reading “Halloween movie recommendations”

The Beauty and the Bland of Robin Hood

In the realm of pop culture analysis, like with most things, a lot of attention is given to few, and little attention is given to most. There are countless analyses of The Shining, ranging from ruminations on cinematography and set-design to theories about its depiction of Native Americans and its links to the moon landing,Continue reading “The Beauty and the Bland of Robin Hood”

C’MON C’MON – You Have To Keep Going

all credits in the image I used to watch plenty of movies, tv-series, and interviews with actors and directors, but since I started busy uni life – a combination of studying, meeting people, going to great places and working part-time as well, the time in front the cinema screen slowly disappeared from my life beforeContinue reading “C’MON C’MON – You Have To Keep Going”

Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens: How Machines Can Teach Us How To Love

Her (2013) tells a melancholic story of a recent divorcee, Theodore, (Joaquin Phoenix) who after months of heartbreak falls in love with his operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johanson). Unlike most futuristic films, Her is set in a city not so different from the ones we know, and filled with a warm and softContinue reading “Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens: How Machines Can Teach Us How To Love”

Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?

For those who might have missed it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians tv show has been officially given the green light by Disney Plus. This means that the show will definitely happen, even though fans had started doubting it would.  The news that the series had been picked up by Disney Plus originally cameContinue reading “Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?”

Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?

Recently the second season of the HBO series Euphoria aired. The series’ first season aired in 2019 and tells the story of multiple 17-year-old high school students. Many different topics were addressed during the series. Even in its first episode, topics such as mental health (disorders), drugs and alcohol abuse, friends and relationships, sexuality, parties,Continue reading “Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?”

In Defense of Chick Lits and Chick Flicks: Being “Like Other Girls” is Okay

© 10 Things I hate About You (1999) If you look up the definition of “chick flick” on Google, then it’s defined as follows: “chick flick – Noun, Derogatory – Informal: A film that appeals mainly to young women”. A genre thought of as futile and stereotypical, which allegedly fills women’s heads with the wildestContinue reading “In Defense of Chick Lits and Chick Flicks: Being “Like Other Girls” is Okay”