Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton

The American education system has long failed and erased Black history. From eliminating the early history of African Americans that began long before slavery, to censoring the cruelty that took place against Black Americans before, during, and after the Civil rights movement, American history has been told through a white lens. It is because of this that many monumental Black figures and events have been redacted or watered down by systems that do not give appropriate weight to Black curriculum. This morphed and segmented version of history is exactly why Judas and the Black Messiah is a crucial and impactful…

Carey Mulligan as Cassie Thomas

The Times Up and #MeToo movements sprouted a revitalized effort to give topics of sexual assault, harassment, and violence the space they deserve in media. Even though these problems have been present long before social movements forced our society to examine the trauma and brutality thrust upon women, there have been a considerable number of stories that attempt to magnify, challenge, and ultimately change the culture that enables such behavior. Often, these narratives fall into the revenge-thriller genre because of the severity of assault.

When asked to describe Amazon’s new YA drama series, you will not have a difficult time in surmising its premise. In the simplest sense, The Wilds is teen girl Lost, The Lord of the Flies with young women, a heartfelt Euphoria, and Mean Girls meets Survivor. Although reminiscent of other familiar concepts and YA material, The Wilds is something completely different from what we have seen before. It is a coming-of-age dystopian story that keeps female power at its core. There is extraordinary depth, excitement, and originality weaved throughout the season’s bingeable 10-episode run that will buckle you in for…

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis

Films revolving around the Christmas season have become a natural way to ring in the seasonal festivities. These movies traditionally follow the blueprint of romantic comedies and have since formed a new genre all together, Christmas rom-coms. What screams love more than beautiful decorations and lights, heart-filled gift-giving, and tender holiday traditions? While these comedies often feel identical in tone and message, this season, we are given the chance to engage in the same cheesy romantic Christmas content but with a twist: A queer love story.

Artwork by Darby O’Brien

Warning: this post contains spoilers.

“It’s not a ghost story, it’s a love story.” One of the last lines spoken in The Haunting of Bly Manor holds a significant truth when it comes to the love story between Dani and Jamie.

Bly Manor is Netflix’s follow up series to the hit The Haunting of Hill House and shares similar complex character studies, moving drama, frightful moments, and a large spooky manor. Even though both series’ have related characteristics, Bly Manor gave us a very special relationship that weaved a beautiful yet heart wrenching course through its nine-episode run.

We follow…

I consider myself an informed voter. My interest in politics grew massively when I moved to Washington DC for an internship during college. From then on, I surrounded myself with information regarding the current political climate. While I am an avid follower of politics, I respect the decision for others to not follow as closely. I let others make decisions for themselves while listening and respecting the opinions of those around me. I have seen many individuals make the argument that voting for a candidate does not mean you fully support the ideals of that person. …

Steven Spielberg became a household name because of his extraordinary achievements in film making. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood Era and ushered in the concept of a Hollywood blockbuster. His journey to becoming one of the most prominent American directors starts at just the age of 10 and only grew from there.

Spielberg found his passion for film making at an early age. He started using his family’s video camera to record family events but grew tired of shooting birthday and holiday celebrations. By age 12, he filmed his first movie using a…

Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective, is a name with which many are familiar. The adventures of this super-sleuth date back to the 1800’s. Since then, he has been one of the most portrayed literary characters in film and television history. Rather than revamping the classic character, 2020 brings us a fresh take on the Holmes name in the form of Sherlock’s intelligent and witty younger sister, Enola.

After Enola Holmes (Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown) awakens on her 16th birthday to find her mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, her life is irrevocably changed. She soon finds…

Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Kristine Seamón in We Are Who We Are

Navigating the trials and tribulations that come with adolescence is no easy task. Growing up is usually characterized by the struggle to find an identity, tumultuous relationships, and the beauty, ugliness, and confusion that comes between. This journey through youth is the premise of Luca Guadagnino’s (Director of Call Me by Your Name) new HBO miniseries, We Are Who We Are.

In the premiere of the season, we walk alongside 14-year-old Fraser Wilson (IT’s Jack Dylan Grazer) as he is uprooted from New York to begin a new life on a US military base in the seaside town of Chioggia…

Romantic comedies, or most popularly known by their street name “rom-coms”, have been around since Hollywood first emerged. The basic formula for a successful rom com includes humorous plot lines centered on romantic ideas, the basic assumption that true love can conquer all, and a happy, but mostly unrealistic, fairytale ending. This blueprint has stayed virtually the same through the years, but still manages to yield many possibilities. The Half of It was released with the simple tagline “not every love story is a romance” and delivers on this statement. …

Hannah Feltz

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

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