Tomboy: Movie Review

Tomboy is really simple, and really, really beautiful. Like other films written by Céline Sciamma, Tomboy swims through the story of “l’enfance blessée” (the wounded childhood), but it’s at the same time sweet, graceful and the right dosage of ambiguous. summer has the capacity for many secrets. 10-year-old Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a new neighbourhood. She meets Lisa (Jeanne Disson), who mistakes her for a … Continue reading Tomboy: Movie Review

The Center Will Not Hold- the Joan Didion doc

“So who is this Joan Didion that you mentioned?” “Oh, she’s like a literary journalist, and a style icon…” “Yeah she sounds like your person.” When I explained to my friend who Joan Didion is and why I wanted to watch a documentary about her, that’s what she said. And it’s easy to find comfort in the “coolness” of Joan Didion, and to claim her … Continue reading The Center Will Not Hold- the Joan Didion doc

The Handmaid’s Tale: Book Review

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down. Frankly, I don’t know how to talk about The Handmaid’s Tale, and I don’t think I will be able to form a coherent opinion until I watch the Hulu TV series. I don’t feel adequately equipped to talk about it. It’s not even because of its heightened popularity. It’s that feeling when you discuss … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: Book Review

How to (not) Survive the BTS Comeback

the kings are back and the world better be ready. in less than 24 hours, BTS, the wildly successful k-pop group, will be releasing the MV of the title song “DNA” of their new album “HER”.  even if you are not into k-pop, you might have seen news about their every move on Twitter headlines or heard from your screaming friends.         … Continue reading How to (not) Survive the BTS Comeback

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: mini movie review

Okay, so… it’s a The Fault in Our Stars pretext, but with an indie spin, and a guy who likes to make parodies of old films? I knew that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl would have the potential to be either stunning or awkwardly terrible. And unfortunately, it leaned towards the more disappointing end of the spectrum. So Greg thinks he’s the coolest … Continue reading Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: mini movie review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: Book Review

“The big gay road trip novel set in 18th century Europe you didn’t know you needed” is how author Mackenzi Lee describes her own book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. But for me, right from the moment I heard about this book, I knew I needed it in my life. It was one of the quirkiest and most fun book I have ever … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: Book Review

Go Catch Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812!

They say we are asleep/ Until we fall in love/ We are children of dust and ashes/ But when we fall in love we wake up/ And we are a god/ And angels weep –“Dust and Ashes”   The eclipse may have been cool. But there’s an astronomical wonder you can see every night on Broadway- It’s that 70 pages of 19th century Russian novel … Continue reading Go Catch Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812!

The Upside of Unrequited- review

I’ve had crushes on twenty-six people, twenty-five of whom are not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Becky Albertalli has killed me again. Have you ever read something so relatable, so smart, so hopeful and so sweet that it just leaves a sweet pang in your chest? No you haven’t because you haven’t read The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, the award-winning author of Simon vs The Homosapien … Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited- review