Book Review: Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom

By Ana Downes

Molly’s Game is a fascinating story. It is the autobiography of Molly Bloom, a woman whose story is incredible and inspiring. It details her life throughout the course of her astounding career running underground high-stakes poker games. Born into a family of competitive over-achievers with very high expectations, Molly and her siblings have been incredibly ambitious since childhood. Continue reading Book Review: Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom

The Problem With Pandemic Films

By Natasha Kangrga

No doubt, you’ve heard of the pandemic film, also known as the genre of films about widespread viruses, plagues, and diseases. Today, we associate the pandemic film with COVID-19, and from March 16th to March 20th, several pandemic films have found their way into the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. We don’t need them.

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Album Review: Women In Music Pt. III – HAIM

By Ben King

HAIM, comprised of the sister trio Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, have had quite the year. After delaying their third full length for a number of months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the record would eventually release on June 26, 2020, to widespread critical acclaim. The album would go on to be nominated for album of the year at the 2021 Grammy awards, as well as their song, The Steps, being nominated for best rock performance. The band even produced not one, but two collaborations with the biggest star on the planet, Taylor Swift. Women In Music Pt. III, is a triumphant collection of tracks that pulse with a familiarity of warmth and spirit. 

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Sappy and sweet: Rom-coms reviewed!

By Andrea Dovale-Puig

A romantic comedy: a movie or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way.

The genre of romantic comedies is the most reliable of all- always has a happy ending, always has you fawning over the relationship and will always induce plenty of laughs. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon or for a Friday night; they never disappoint. Here are my top 6 rom-coms that are bound to become your comfort movies! 

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

By Ana Downes

“The Glass Castle”, originally published in 2005, is a deeply moving and poignant memoir about the life of American author and journalist Jeannette Walls. It is one of my top-three favourite books of all time. Beginning with Jeannette’s earliest memory from when she caught herself on fire while boiling hotdogs alone at 3-years old, to one of her recounting the story of seeing her mother scavenging through a dumpster in New York City, “The Glass Castle” is a tale of a broken childhood and fractured family with a message of hope, ambition, love, self-sufficiency and forgiveness.

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Lupin: Steal Some Time to Watch This Crime!

By Natasha Kangrga

At sixteen years old, Assane Diop loses his father to an unjust accusation. Now he has one thing left of him: the novel Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

25 years later, gentleman thief Assane Diop prowls the streets of Paris committing elegant crimes using this novel as inspiration to avenge his dead father.

Lupin is a Netflix Original French adventure/thriller series. It is loosely based on the french novel series Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc. I will be reviewing part one as part two is due to be released this summer.

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Review: Superman and Lois

By Kasie Tran

Superman and Lois is a new 2021-2022 tv series. Despite being from Krypton, Superman is certainly no stranger to this world! There are over 50 movies and tv shows that portray this classic and timeless superhero. So, what makes the new tv series Superman and Lois different from all the other movies and tv shows that have already told their story?

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Why WandaVision Works

By Ben King

If you’ve been on the Internet these past few weeks, chances are that you’ve heard of Marvel Studios’ new series, titled WandaVision. WandaVision rings in the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there could not have been a better project to kick off this new era for Marvel Studios. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff (also known as Scarlet Witch, in the comics) and the Vision, two superpowered beings who are living their ideal life in suburbia – but everything is certainly not as it seems. (SPOILERS AHEAD) 

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Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

By Ana Downes

“The Appeal” is a fascinating and suspenseful story with the theme of corporate corruption, greed and the disappointing reality of our justice system. I consider John Grisham to be one of the best authors of our time. He has written over 36 novels over the span of over 30 years. He specializes in legal thrillers. At least ten of his novels have been turned into very successful blockbuster film adaptations starring A-list actors such as Matt Damon, Mathew McConaughey and Tom Cruise! Continue reading Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham