Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

Advertisements I‘ll start by dispelling a common misconception: this movie is not terrible. It’s not great, don’t get me wrong, but it certainly isn’t worth the disdain some have for it. It’s not Attack of the Clones bad; it’s more Return of the Jedi bad. It…

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Mad Max

Advertisements Horsepower Month is here and what better way to start off than the Australian indie film that satisfies the fans of the post-apocalypse with gritty and dark action, and really really cool cars all at once. Yes, it’s 1979’s Mad Max. Whenever…

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Heroine History: The Revolutionary Action Stars of the 80s

Advertisements After World War II drew to a close, countless women who had discovered purpose in the workforce as factory workers, engineers and pilots were encouraged to revert back to housewife status—whether they wanted to or not. Even America’s first significant feminist…

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Dear White People: Season One

Advertisements Modern young adult life is filled with all kinds of puzzles to figure out. Social media, your sexuality, finals, identity politics, relationships, social issues, and much much more. I haven’t seen something articulate the gossipy melodrama, hyper-connected invasiveness, and aspirational revolutionary…

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Steven Universe: Season Five

Advertisements This review contains spoilers for Steven Universe season 5 (and prior seasons). Please proceed with caution.   Steven Universe is one of my favorite shows of all time. Whenever I try to get my friends to watch it, I bill it as…

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Mindhunter: Season One

Advertisements Sometimes, what goes on underneath the surface is scarier than what we see. Mindhunter, the latest Netflix creation from thriller extraordinaire David Fincher, follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna…

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Big Little Lies: Mother Nature

Advertisements Throughout the course of HBO’s Big Little Lies, its four leading ladies can be seen staring at the ocean from their houses. Silently taking in the vastness, occasionally trying to explain the beauty of the water, and most of the time dealing…

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