The Farewell highlights the stark contrast between the ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ mentality surrounding death, which in turn reflects the differences in how the two broader cultures view life and its purpose.
Long-time readers of this blog will remember my glowing review of the first season of American Vandal which aired last year; and my disbelief that a spoof true crime doc based around dick jokes actually turned out to be a funny, devastating critique of stereotyping and the struggle to find a place in this world (and also dick jokes).
GLOW Gorgeous ladies with sad backstories wrestle and find a family against a neon 80s backdrop. Anne With an E Anne of Green Gables with buckets of heart and soul, plus a darker edge and a social conscience. Mr Student Body President Veep but with high schoolers. Trollhunters Lovable teenage weirdos battle the forces… Continue reading Twelve Underrated Television Shows
In honour of the release of Avengers: Infinity War I decided to rank all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far (that I’ve watched), from my least favourites to the ones I could rewatch over and over. My absolute favourites are the most recent films, which I think reflects the success of Marvel’s… Continue reading The Marvel Cinematic Universe: From Worst to Best
I love road trip movies. I love the oddball group of characters who start off hating each other and end up as a family, the unnecessarily over-the-top makeovers and disguises, the quirky roadside attractions, the weird and wonderful people they encounter, and the heartfelt and sincere conclusion to the trip usually accompanied by a grand… Continue reading The End of the F***ing World