Mini-Series Unorthodox gives audiences a glimpse into the Orthodox Jewish community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We get to specifically follow a young woman named Ester Shapiro who, after being married off and forced to procreate with a man she doesn’t love, flees the only home she has ever known to start…


“Live, work, POSE!!!”

Elektra Abundance

Netflix recently added Pose by Ryan Murphy to their streaming and I watched the whole first season for the first time last week. While we can all recognize that Ryan Murphy has made a lot of not-so-great work, he certainly got it right with Pose. Netflix recently…


Vivian and the first copy of Moxie!

Moxie, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu and directed by the excellent Amy Poehler takes on intersectional feminism in a way that seems inspired by pop-culture and current socio-political issues. Arguably, Moxie takes on A LOT of current socio-political issues in a way that is digestible for audiences of…


So you know when Netflix is going to take down underrated films and they warn you? East Side Sushi will only be on Netflix until March 13 and if you haven’t seen it yet you should go watch it RIGHT NOW! East Side Sushi is the story of a Mexican…


The badass ensemble cast of The Wilds

This past week I binge-watched The Wilds on Amazon Prime and the characters, themes, and overall tone pretty much consumed my life. The general premise of this character-based show is simple: a group of young women are stranded on a deserted island. Each woman believes they are on an excursion…


It’s Harold’s birthday, what could go wrong?!

Boys in the Band was initially performed on stage in 1968, made into a film in 1970, then returned to stage for a Broadway revival in 2018, only to be made into a film again with the same cast. The story has just…


While this isn’t quite the ideal Black History Month watch, The Trial of the Chicago 7 covers a very real history of protesting in America from the perspective of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protestors. While these protests looked very different from the ones America saw in the summer of…


When Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-sized daughter of beauty pageant extraordinaire and ex-pageant queen Rosie Dickinson (Jennifer Aniston) decides to enroll in this year’s Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pagent, we follow her on a journey of self-acceptance and confidence tied up in a huge Texas bow of Dolly Parton music…


About a year ago, Amazon Prime released Uncle Frank, and I do not believe it has been talked about enough considering how much time we have all had to watch movies. Set in the 1970s, Frank Bledsoe (Paul Bettany) encourages his niece Beth (Sophia Lillis) to get out of their…


“We were so happy… idiots.”

Someone Great is the reason I want to be in love and simultaneously, never fall in love again. When Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) and Nate (LaKeith Stanfield)- her long term boyfriend of nine years- break up so Jenny can move to pursue her career in music…

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