Climbing: There Are Many Trails to the Destination

Hiking in Griffith Park

Last weekend, I turned 25. Although a rather unpopular opinion, according to the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, adolescence ends at the age of 24. If that is the case, am I officially an adult now? Since I was able to take some time off, once again I made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles. On this…

A Look towards 2018

I have to say, 2017 has been a rough year for a lot of people- myself included. In the long-term, I can look at it as a year of personal growth. Honestly, I’ve been a little bit of a hermit this year- mainly working and retreating to my home. I haven’t really lived life too…

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI: Empowering the “Nobodies” (Not a Review)

As indicated by the blog title, I almost exclusively go the theater alone. There’s so much freedom in choosing to see what I want, feel how I want, and process a film how I want when I’m solo. However, there are a rare set of films that shouldn’t be experienced alone- they are meant to…

Redefining Feminism in 2017: Women’s Marches, Hollywood, & #METOO

According to Miriam Webster, FEMINISM is 2017’s word of the year. Prompted by a large series of events, Feminism has become one of the most searched words of 2017. Like any word in the English language, feminism has multiple meanings to different people. This was the definition I found on the Miriam Webster site: FEMINISM…

THE DISASTER ARTIST

There’s sort of an ironic romanticism behind failure. No story would be interesting if there wasn’t some sort of struggle involved. Why is failure so fascinating? In the past week, the Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles. It’s an epic display of unsuccessful innovations from major companies such as Apple, Google, and Kodak among…

LADY BIRD

It seemed pretty coincidental that I finally watched Frances Ha just a few days before I went to see today’s film Lady Bird- Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut. Both stories are inspired by Greta’s real life, but Lady Bird serves as a more semi-autobiographical film. The film was highly anticipated, with strong debuts at Telluride and Toronto-…

REDUX

Hello, it’s me again. I know it’s been a bit. Once again, I’ve found myself trying to escape from a writer’s desert, still viewing movies, but not able to convey my emotions on my keyboard. For a little bit at least, I have escaped that desert. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been…

NOVITIATE

Every now and then you see a movie that sticks with you long after you watch it. Recently, I had seen such a film. I planned on seeing Novitiate during Sundance back in January- but I didn’t realize that I had bought a ticket for a venue in Salt Lake City. I was unable to…

BOJACK HORSEMAN: Diane Nguyen is TV’s Most Honest Portrayal of Depression

Who would’ve thought that a show about a horse would be one of television’s most human shows? Bojack Horseman is one of my favorite series of all time. It’s well written, well acted, and the artistry and attention to detail in this show is remarkable. Bojack Horseman is truly one of today’s most progressive TV…

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES

This is your one and only life. What do you wanna tell people about it? Netflix is on a roll with its original films. Tonight, I watched a film I have been anticipating for months now, The Incredible Jessica James. The critically acclaimed film debuted at Sundance this year, and showcased the charisma and talent…