Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

I have been absolutely obsessed with the notion of Me Before You since the trailer premiered in February. Even though I, a cinephile who is studying criticism, should have immediately waved it off as a silly chick flick, I found myself absolutely giddy. May couldn’t come soon enough! Well. It’s June. New Zealand got Me Before You a month … More Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

Appreciate This as Much as I Do #1: James Norrington

Allow me to take you back to the summer of 2006. Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man’s Chest, had just been released, opening to record breaking box office numbers for its time.  It was all anyone was talking about, especially where my family was concerned. We were all Disney fans, and there were three children in the … More Appreciate This as Much as I Do #1: James Norrington

Courage and Kindness

This is a silly blog. Don’t think I don’t know it. I know that the only people who take a look at it are very kind friends, my mother (hi, mom!), and, according to WordPress statistics, someone in Bulgaria (so “Zdravei” to you, friend!). I write it mostly for practice. I have a lot of thoughts … More Courage and Kindness

Enter Die Antwoord; Exploring CHAPPiE’s Unique Soundtrack

Post written for University of Auckland course FTVMS 323: Popular Music on Screen I don’t like Chappie (2015)- there, I said it. While I’m at it, I may as well get several more things out of the way: I don’t like most of Neill Blomkamp’s work. I walked out of District 9 when it was first released, a film which … More Enter Die Antwoord; Exploring CHAPPiE’s Unique Soundtrack