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Why Isle of Dogs is Problematic for Asian-Americans in Movies

A few days ago I posted an article about the new Wes Anderson movie “Isle of Dogs” to my Facebook account. It was an article about how some reviewers noticed that the movie was marginalizing Japanese culture. I expected the usual, a few friends like it, a few friends post some comments that agree with […]

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A Black Panther Review: The Diaspora, Black History, and Power

First, let’s get this out of the way: Marvel’s new Black Panther movie is an excellent movie that captivates you in its splendor. The characters are compelling, the plot is thrilling, the cinematography/set design/costumes are great, the themes are treated intelligently, fight choreography is handled well, the villian is memorable, and it just exudes cool. If […]

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Netflix’s Death Note Movie Review – Everything is Just a Little Bit Off

Death NOT Warning: Spoilers to Follow Warner Brother’s adaptation of a Japanese manga, Death Note, follows more closely along to its source material than I expected. They keep all the awkward names and it’s littered with references left and right. At the same time, the 2017 adaptation comes off as inconsistent in various ways, such […]

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Interview With a Guy Who Liked Spiderman Homecoming (Spoiler Free)

3rd Time’s a Charm? Spider-Man Homecoming just came out the other day and has been getting massive praise. Let’s find out if Spider-man’s third translation to the big screen is a charm by asking a local enthusiast. I will be interviewing myself in this article where I give you just enough information for you to […]

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Does Ghost in the Shell Require an Asian Lead? A Roundtable Discussion

If you haven’t heard, Ghost in the Shell–a classic anime–is now in theaters in a re-imagined American adaptation. The movie had a disappointing opening weekend with a take of only $19 million, behind Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Not the best news for a movie with a $110 million budget. One possible reason is the […]

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4 Underwhelming Things About the New Justice League Trailer: Impressions

Oh boy. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock on the Internet, you’ve probably heard that there’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Justice League movie. It’s pretty much looking like the movie will turn out along the same lines as how I expect it to be–living up to Zack Snyder’s delusions of grandeur. Before […]