DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: A Letter to the Black Community’s Outsiders

Dear White People

Back in 2014, I saw the original movie for Dear White People. I really loved the film and its message to the Black community and everyone else in general. When I saw there was going to be a TV show,  I was really excited. I have been waiting for this series for well over a…

THE FRANCO’S, THE ROOM, & BIG DREAMS

Dave Franco and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

Shame on me, but I was introduced to the bizarre world of The Room by the Franco brothers. Last night was the work-in-progress premiere of The Disaster Artist at SXSW. I decided to watch The Room for the first time in celebration and so that I wouldn’t be an uninitiated swine when the film gets a…

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…

GOOD GIRLS REVOLT: When the Past Become Modern

Good Girls Revolt

I had been seeing ads all over my Facebook for Good Girls Revolt. As someone who loves 60’s history and fashion, I decided to give this show a look. It’s available for streaming on Amazon Prime! I  began watching the show prior to the election, but after the election it became all the more relevant.…

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…

Career Inspiration from the Women of Mad Men

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olsen in Mad Men

As I mentioned before, I LOVE Mad Men. It is truly an amazing show. It really changed some of my thoughts on feminism. Heck, for a show supposedly about men, it became about the women. There were so many well-written characters, especially females. Mad Men is great if you are looking for inspiration in the workplace.…

California Adventures: A Crazy First Date with L.A.

On a rare day off from both my internship and work, I decided it would be a good idea to visit L.A. for the first time. I wanted to wait but I couldn’t help myself!. I felt L.A. calling me to it. I tell you, my first day was a mess! I decided to take the…