GET OUT: Thoughts

Get Out Movie

I was fortunate enough to be part of the first audience- EVER to see Get Out while I was at Sundance. It was the highly anticipated Surprise Midnight screening of the year, and I had no idea what to expect since I played movie Russian Roulette while purchasing the ticket and had never been to…

FIRST SUNDANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Women's March at Park City, Utah

Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week…

LA LA LAND: Recapturing the Magic of Los Angeles

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

I have been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. Sorry, no report card this time. I wanted to compose my thoughts a little differently. Finally, I had a chance to see this movie! While I was Los Angeles last week for my interview, I saw signs and billboards everywhere for La La…

Celebrating Another Milestone With the World of Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts Review

Back in 2001, I was in 3rd grade. I had read some of the Harry Potter books, and I remember how excited I was when Sorcerer’s Stone was announced. I remember all the merchandise that came out, the multiple theater showings, and the fact that my overly religious teacher thought Harry Potter was promoting the…

THE HANDMAIDEN: Review

The Handmaiden Movie

Happy Halloween and happy day off (for me at least)! I’m really excited about the films that are coming out in the next couple of months. Summer is where most of the studio tentpoles are released, but Fall and Winter are where we see awards season contenders- the films that people claim that “no one”…

My Favorite LA Movies

Dope: Best Los Angeles Movies

Has anyone seen the movie Paris Je T’aime? Do you remember that vignette with Margo Martindale? She takes a solo trip to Paris, and gives a great monologue about falling in love with the city, and the city falling in love with her? Don’t laugh, but I had that exact feeling when I went to…

A Decade of The Devil Wears Prada: Analyzing the Film as an Adult

I know I’m a little late, but I just barely noticed that it is the 10th anniversary of the Devil Wears Prada,¬†one of my favorite films growing up. At the time of its release I was going through puberty, and had big dreams of a career in fashion (which would obviously change). It totally gave…

Some Inspirational Movie Quotes for When You’re Feeling Defeated

Sometimes when I feel down , I like to keep reminders around of why I’m going through. I will admit there are times where I feel I should just throw in the towel, and move back home. There are times I cry for no reason, and there are times I cry for many reasons. Some…

Effects of Entertainment While Growing Up Mixed

In light of all the turmoil going on in America, I have been very introspective. I haven’t started working yet, so perhaps I have a little too much time on my hands- which means that I’ve had a LOT of time to think. As I have mentioned before, I am mixed. Half Black. Half Mexican.…

Film Discovery: Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdu If you don’t subscribe to Hulu, I suggest you do. There are times when I even preferred it to Netflix due to its premium selection of foreign and independent films. On a slow night, I found a gem with Y Tu Mama Tambien. During…