Book Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes, written by Jasmine Warga revolves around Aysel, a sixteen years old who is struggling with depression. Due to her depressive state and her constant feeling of hopelessness, Aysel decides to kill herself  to stop the pain and darkness from devouring her. Continue reading “Book Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes”

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Book Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One

The Princess Saves Herself in This One, written by Amanda Lovelace is a poetry collection that tackles themes such as life, death, love, family, and more. It is divided into four parts: The Princess, The Damsel, The Queen, and You. An emotional collection, this serves as a way to empower the readers to fight and eventually, survive. Continue reading “Book Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One”

BOOKS: January Wrap-Up

I only read four books this month and honestly, this is a big step for me towards reading more books. A couple of years ago, I mostly read young adult fiction and now one of my goals is to read books that belong in different genres. For the first month of this year, I would say I did a pretty good job in doing that. So, without further ado, here are the four books I read in January 2017. Continue reading “BOOKS: January Wrap-Up”

Favorite Films of 2016

It is the year of 2017, January is almost over, and I still have not talked about my favorite films from 2016. Last year was a rough year: Unqualified people getting a place in politics, multiple of idols dying, and I can even say that 2016 was the year of disappointment for films. Expectations were raised, films were hyped but most of them did not meet these said expectations. Although 2016 was a bad year in general, there were still films that made that year bearable. I watched a total of 103 films (not all were released during 2016) and here are my 6 favorite films of 2016. Continue reading “Favorite Films of 2016”

Suicide Squad: Film Review

The hype, the grand marketing, and the lavish publicity materials fell flat on their faces when David Ayer’s Suicide Squad hit the theaters. Following the polarized Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad is the way to prove that the DC Extended Universe has something to offer not only to comic book fans but to moviegoers alike. Instead, this film is another proof that DC still does not have control over their cinematic universe.  Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Film Review”

The Girl on the Train: Film Review

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Title: The Girl on the Train
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Genre: Psychological thriller, Mystery
Starring:Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, and Lisa Kudrow
Rating: R
Runtime: 112 min

Considered as the Gone Girl of 2016, The Girl on the Train focuses on Rachel (Emily Blunt), a problematic alcoholic who gets intertwined in the problems of a stranger she sees every day. Continue reading “The Girl on the Train: Film Review”

The Godfather: Film Review

Basics of Cinema Challenge: 3/43

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Title: The Godfather
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Genre: Drama
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castallano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton
Rating: R
Runtime: 177 min

Winner of Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor (for Marlon Brando) during the 45th Academy Awards, Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential (especially in the gangster genre) films of all time. Coppola gave the audience a film they definitely cannot refuse to see. Continue reading “The Godfather: Film Review”