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Film Review: The bold and hilarious Love & Friendship love-friendship

The one word that keeps coming to mind when I recall Love & Friendship is delight. Director Whit Stillman delivered all of the typical characters I've come to expect from an Austen classic, but in an unexpectedly bold and hilarious way.

When I think of quintessential Jane Austen, I expect a clever love story, a stirring soundtrack with sweeping scenes of the English countryside, and big names in pretty dresses with impeccable English accents. Love & Friendship addresses most of these expectations, but with one big difference: this film, its story, and its leading lady are audacious. This sheer, delightful cheekiness caught me off guard. Click below to read on!

High-Rise Film Review: dualities and dystopia high rise hiddleston

For lovers of visually pleasing and thematically mature science fiction, High-Rise is a film not to be brushed off.

Stephen Chow's The Mermaid the-mermaid-poster

Flooded with slapstick comedy, unpolished CGI effects, outlandish satire, and disguised as an unlikely romance between a business tycoon and a sea loving mermaid, The Mermaid finds a deeply contemporary way to explore environmental mindfulness through activism. A must see! Read on:

See Embrace of the Serpent embrace

In all honesty, my experience with Embrace of the Serpent felt more spiritual than church. I came away with a call to a higher way of being - a critique of my Western European heritage of colonialism, and an invitation to embody a deeper respect and regard for the natural world and my impact on it.

Love Letters: A Review of Janis: Little Girl Blue Janis_Still

Inspired by letters written by Janis Joplin to lovers, friends, and family, director Amy Berg offers a humanized portrait of the immortalized star. 

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