SDiFF Opening Night Film Review: JoJo Rabbit

The 2019 San Diego International Film Festival opened its week-long celebration with writer/director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. If you’re like me and wondered how many times a film can get away with characters saying “Heil Hitler,” the answer is too many. But that shouldn’t stop excited viewers from […]

Carnival Row Pilot Review: Some Dark God Wakes

*Mild spoilers* Carnival Row begins with a bang. Reminiscent of Black Panther, brilliantly rendered stone-like figures stand in relief to illustrate a history told by text. These figures showcase the aspirations of creators RenĂ© Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the Amazon imprint and a host of directors (Thor Freudenthal, […]

The Red Wedding: Insights from a Dejected Game of Thrones Newbie

(WARNING: the following article contains heavy spoilers from Game of Thrones S1-S3) Game of Thrones (2011-2019) is a television series that needs no introduction. It’s the medieval fantasy epic that has captivated audiences all over the world for its violent battles, plot twists and royal politics throughout its […]

The Best Movies of August 2019

Welcome to a new segment of Pop Culture Reviews! Every month, we’ll count down our favorite movies that have premiered whether they be original movies on various streaming services, those with limited theater releases, and even the big blockbusters of course! No matter the scale of the film, […]

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