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…

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.…