"A Separate Peace"- Book Review I know next to nothing about author John Knowles. If you were to quiz me, all I could say is that he was American, he was a novelist, and he's best known for the book I'm getting ready to talk about. That's it. I hadn't read many reviews for A... Continue Reading →

"Assassination Nation"- Movie Review You can tell a film's not going to pull any punches when it opens with a montage of trigger warnings. Sex. Violence. Misogyny. Racism. Fragile male egos. The words come at you in rapid succession like machine gunfire, each one glowing in beautiful neon colors. It's a clear indication of what's... Continue Reading →

"The Predator"- Movie Review Of all the creatures that make up the movie alien hall of fame, the Predator is by far my personal favorite (with H.R. Giger's Alien coming in at a close second). What's not to love about it? It's fast, it's strong, it's intelligent, it's a ruthless sport-hunter with an awesome and... Continue Reading →

"The Nun"- Movie Review In a world dominated by franchises, The Conjuring Universe has proven to be one of the more successful ones out there. Sure, not every film has hit bulls-eye, but so far the good has largely outweighed the bad. And it's no surprise the series has started putting time and energy into spin-offs... Continue Reading →

"The Meg"- Movie Review Imagine this: You're seven years old. You've been taking swimming lessons for a while now. You're learning the breaststroke, the backstroke, the butterfly, and everything's going great. What you know about the ocean comes from what you've seen in The Little Mermaid and The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (big big water!).... Continue Reading →

"The House on Mango Street"- Book Review The first book I ever read that featured a Latina lead character was Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. It was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I often found myself reading it over and over and over again to point where certain scenes and prose were seared... Continue Reading →

"Mr. Mercedes"- Book Review After I'd crossed IT off my list of must-read Stephen King books, I wasn't sure which one to tackle next. Of course, my options seemed limitless. The man's bibliography stretches as far as the river Nile, with everything from short stories to novels the width of a King James Bible. Naturally I... Continue Reading →

"BlacKkKlansman" Movie Review To be honest, I’m not too familiar with Spike Lee’s work. The list of ones I’ve seen barely takes up space on a sticky note. Malcolm X- which funny enough stars BlacKkKlansman lead John David Washington’s father, Denzel Washington- is overly long but nonetheless a stunning autobiography of one of America’s most... Continue Reading →

"Christopher Robin"- Movie Review It's virtually impossible to hate Winnie the Pooh. If you do, odds are you don't have a soul. Granted, the stories of Winnie the Pooh and his adventures in the Hundred-Acre Wood aren't for everyone, though there's no denying the lasting impression they make on people's lives, mine included. I adore... Continue Reading →

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