Film Review: According to Greta

According to Greta (2009) stars Hilary Duff who plays Greta. The film takes place in the beautiful beach town of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and also shows some of Asbury Park. *Warning: spoilers ahead.* Greta is more than just an angsty teenager; she’s bold and unafraid to shock others, she speaks without filter and tellsContinue reading “Film Review: According to Greta”

Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift

Last Friday, Taylor Swift dropped a surprise album titled “folklore.” Just as surprising, is the new direction she took with her music. The record has a cottage-core aesthetic: presenting themes of simplicity, nostalgia, melancholiness, and mythology. Each song comes with a story that carries universal messages we can all relate to in different ways, andContinue reading “Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift”

Film Review: (Léon) The Professional

“Léon: The Professional” is a twisted and gory thriller with an unexpected love story. First released in November 1994, it stars Jean Reno as Léon the hitman, and a young Natalie Portman as 12-year old Mathilda. Léon is a professional hitman and extremely skilled at fighting. Mathilda has a troubled and abusive family, as sheContinue reading “Film Review: (Léon) The Professional”

Film Review: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

“Caesar and Cleopatra” ~ The two-hour long film from 1945 is an adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play from 1898. The somewhat historically accurate plot line follows the true political alliance between Julius Caesar (solider and eventual dictator of Rome) and Cleopatra Selene VII (queen of Egypt,) and explores the connection between each other.Continue reading “Film Review: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)”

On Purpose

We live in a guilt-ridden society: a society of people who are repressed and controlled by guilt. What is “guilt” or “feeling guilty”? It means to experience negative emotions about oneself, due to the negative impact of our thoughts, actions, and way of being. I agree that all human beings have legitimate reasons to feelContinue reading “On Purpose”

Try-it Tuesday ~ Fire Elixir

The Fire Elixir is a potent herbal cider that can be diluted with another drink or consumed like a shot. It’s made up of organic apple cider vinegar, horseradish, garlic, ginger, onion, turmeric, cayenne, paprika, and raw honey. It comes with many health benefits such as strengthening the immune system, clearing sinuses, stimulating circulatory system,Continue reading “Try-it Tuesday ~ Fire Elixir”

Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” ~ A Cute & Creepy Film About the School of Life

Melanie Martinez just dropped a visual album, “K-12.” The film, essentially a sci-fi musical, is over an hour-and-a-half long. It’s a continuation of her first album, “Cry Baby,” which is the introduction of the persona of Crybaby. Her style is very unique and specific — cute and creepy, a theme of childlike innocence mixed withContinue reading “Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” ~ A Cute & Creepy Film About the School of Life”