REVIEW: After Parkland: Making a Highly Politicized Tragedy Personal

It is by no coincidence that the first time I watched After Parkland marked two years since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  . Not two and a half hours from my own high school at the time, Parkland was viscerally real. So real, that I poured over social…

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REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before: P.S I Still Love You’ (2020) Shows How Rom-Coms Can Save The World

To many, romantic comedies are reduced to a string of endless cliches. How can someone fall in love so fast? How can they all reconcile after such bitter conflict in the second act? Why is there always a party in a large house that absolutely no one but an upper-middle class family can own?

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REVIEW: ‘Church and State’ (2018) Represents Both Sides of the Argument With Compassion and Respect

Church and State is a documentary focusing on a Utah court case that was led by an inexperienced gay man. Due to the pervasiveness of religion in the state, it was believed to not succeed. Despite all odds, however, the case succeeded in creating marriage equality, setting a legal precedent for the Supreme Court ruling in 2015.

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Lesbian Love as Invention: Céline Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ (2019)

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, art acts as its own metaphysical language.

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