Recently, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a film set in the sixties about a mute woman who falls in love with a ‘fish-man’ being experimented on by the government, won Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscar Awards. It’s one of those rare movies where the monster is the good guy; it’s definitely very different from the monster movies of the fifties … Continue reading Monsters in Media: A History
Elizabeth Grant, better known as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter familiar for her fifties and sixties Americana aesthetic and theatrical style of songwriting. Her debut album “Born to Die” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart. Her most well known songs are “Young and Beautiful” and “Video Games.” From the beginning of her career, she was held up as … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Lana Del Rey is Overrated
Disney princesses are pretty much inescapable; they’re everywhere. No matter where in the world you live, you’ve most likely seen movies like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, leaving you with a remembrance of the iconic images featured in the movies. An example of this is the rose from Beauty and the Beast. Most young girls wanted to be a princess like Belle at … Continue reading Having Courage and Being Kind: Rethinking Cinderella and Bravery as a Whole
In case you haven’t heard, Apple released a new phone. The iPhone X has been making waves in the technology world and is on Apple’s website with a price of $1,150. Regardless of the lofty price everyone and their mother is planning on buying it. According to statista.com, Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones worldwide from 2007 to 2017. I, however, … Continue reading What Would It Take for iPhones to Go Out of Style?
The Oscars are a prestigious award show that celebrate the best moments in cinema for movies and actors every year. When “Oscar season” rolls around, the media is flooded with predictions and gossip. Movie critics debate about who should win Best Actor, while TV hosts talk about how good the show is going to be. Finally, the show airs on TV—and … Continue reading The Academy’s Awards’ Fall From Grace: How the Oscars Have Suffered a Decline in Quality