Our Super Timely Oscars Recap

Though we’re hella late to discuss Hollywood’s biggest night, like Frances McDormand, we’ve got some things to say. Like all Academy Awards ceremonies, it had its highs and lows—very low lows. Let’s break it down: Highs: So Shiny It’s impossible to not complain about the Oscars, but if there is one thing that keeps me... Continue Reading →

Review: The Shape of Water

As a fan of both Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, I made sure to see Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water in theaters to fully submerge myself in his masterful juxtaposition of gorgeous and grotesque imagery. But even though I expected to enjoy the visual experience of this film, I was quite skeptical... Continue Reading →

The 10 Best Movies of 2017

Twenty seventeen was a rough one. But as the world sunk further into horror and bullshit, the cinema at least offered a little escape. Sure, this year saw the release of another Transformers movie, Fifty Shades Darker and the monstrosity that is The Emoji Movie, but we got some really good films, too. There was... Continue Reading →

2017 Was Bullshit

Note: This is a collaborative piece by both Amanda and Stephanie Unless you’re a rich, cis-male white supremacist, this was just not your year. But we’re not here to dwell on serious issues, like the barrage of sexual harassment/assault allegations that shed light on the dark impact of rape culture in pop culture. We stick true... Continue Reading →

Happy Stranger Chrismas!

If you’ve seen our post about the scavenger hunt  for our Harry Potter Halloween party, then you already know that Stephanie and I have a penchant for pop culture-inspired holiday parties and cheap-ass, easy decorations. Our Christmas party was no exception. After we found an incredible picture of the white Chrises of cinema on a... Continue Reading →

Review: Wonder

Wonder made my mom cry. But it’s the kind of movie designed to make moms cry, so that’s not really saying much. The story of a fifth-grade boy with a severe facial deformity (Jacob Tremblay) going to school for the first time was bound to cause a few sniffles. To the film’s credit, it’s not... Continue Reading →

Review: The Justice League

The Justice League is bad, but it’s also not the complete and utter slog Batman vs. Superman was. There’s certainly entertainment to be had, and I wouldn’t hate to watch it again. Unfortunately for the film, that’s largely to do with its incompetence. There’s a certain level of ineptitude that you just can’t help but... Continue Reading →

Review: The Florida Project

With The Florida Project, Sean Baker walks a very fine line. Like in his last film Tangerine, he’s examining a group of people marginalized by society. But the movie refrains from being either a sentimental sermon or dismissive caricature. It lives somewhere in the middle. Offering some truly trashy and often hilarious moments with some... Continue Reading →

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