Category: culture

Why Wildcat (2022) is this year’s most surprising founder story

With Melis balking at both Avatar & Babylon’s 3-hour plus run times, we walked an off-beaten path for our traditional Christmas theater movie to Wildcat, which at its surface is a “save the wild animals” documentary with cats. Easy feel-good cute fluff for cat parents! Light spoilers ahead. The R-rating

The Odyssey of Watching STALKER (1979) and Dreams

Director Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi epic had been sitting on my to-watch for some time. By sheer chance, I read the Strugatsky brothers’ Roadside Picnic, which Stalker is based on. There are SPOILERS ahead for both Stalker and Picnic. Both works share the “stalker” concept, with subtle nuances. In Stalker, they’re

The Best Chess Moments In Queen’s Gambit

“My tranquility needs to be refurbished.” Alma Wheatley When you play a lot of chess, you start recognizing what “Hollywood” dresses up in films to increase drama or exaggerate details to cue the audience what is happening in a game. So when Queen’s Gambit arrived on Netflix, it went to

Once Upon a Time Dream

Writer’s note: Something I wrote up during a 45-minute free-writing session. The prompt was “grasping.” Mechanical watches are useless in this dream because time moves faster for only you when you’re aware of the time. Emotions play a big part in time movement, too. Anger accelerates time in most cases,

About Hana and Social Media Bullying

Many of you have mixed opinions on reality television that evolved from the Newlyweds or Survivor days. Some believe it’s a waste of time, others think it’s a good learning tool on societal behaviors. Terrace House was our family’s gateway drug to reality television. Up until now, it was a

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