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Some books to read during the quarantine

1. Graphic novel: Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly (vol. 1-3) First published as a collected volume in 2014, Pretty Deadly is a genre-busting narrative hellbent on travelling through time via some of the most intricate art I’ve

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TV Review: Giri/Haji

Ah, Netflix. Where would we be without it? The streaming service has been a balm to people everywhere during the long days of self-isolation, but for many, those To-Watch lists are running mighty thin.   If, like me, you don’t want

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Gotta go fast, gotta get cash

When I first heard there was going to be a film adaptation for Sonic the Hedgehog, a video game series long past its prime, I questioned the choice. Have we learned nothing from the checkered past of video game adaptations?

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Birds of Prey is a big middle finger to the ‘male gaze’

There were zero female directors nominated at the 2020 Oscars. But it’s needless to say that women have been long underrepresented in the film and television industry — directors and actors alike. According to the Center for the Study of Women

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Everything Sucks! review

Everything Sucks! is designed to remind everyone of their time in high school and how awful everything about it was. The creators, Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan, have produced a relatable and quirky rendition of the high school coming-of-age

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Dear Evan Hansen takes the stage in Edmonton

There are many ways to measure the success of a show: professional accolades, rave reviews, the continuing achievements of cast and crew alike. While six-time Tony award-winning Dear Evan Hansen can humbly brag about all of these categories, I measured

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Phantom Thread review

Phantom Thread is a romantic drama, directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson and released in 2017. Although two years old now, it’s a film that continues to be slightly perplexing.  As a romantic drama, it’s part of a genre

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Show Review: Sex Education

“Look around. Everyone is either thinking about shagging, about to shag, or actually shagging.”   Netflix used the descriptors “raunchy” and “heartfelt” to describe its new, British show Sex Education. And somehow, it manages to be both —  sometimes, all

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Movie review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Hot on the heels of Red Dead Redemption 2, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was released to Netflix Nov. 9, 2018, and was clearly ready to cash-in on the resurging popularity of the western genre. Structurally though, it is something

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Game review: Red Dead Redemption 2

Late into October 2018, my partner purchased the much-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). Having grown up in a household where video games were banned, I never really got into them as an adult, but my partner’s excitement over this

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