Sweet Home (Season 1)—Netflix’s Live Action Take On Korean Webtoon Promises A Strong New Franchise

I have always been a fan of foreign cinema and television, particularly properties from Japan and France. However, it wasn't until I sat down to watch the high-octane and dramatic zombie thriller Train to Busan (2016) that Korean properties really grabbed my attention and instantly captivated me. A big appeal to Korean films and shows …

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Alice in Borderland (2020) Season 1—Review

One of the last big outputs of 2020 content from Netflix came in the form of several foreign television shows in December. One of the ones I sat down to watch was an adaptation of a popular Japanese suspense manga, Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu, original Japanese name) and it was quite …

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom—Boseman’s Swan Song May Be His Greatest Performance

One of the hardest losses in the pop-culture sphere during the mayhem of 2020 was the life of Chadwick Boseman. While he was best known for his role as Marvel's King T'Challa, the Black Panther, Boseman had a career filled with great performances. For most people, his best performance pre-Panther was his portrayal of Jackie …

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The Haunting of Bly Manor—A Great New Entry in the Budding Anthology Franchise

One of the highlights for the horror genre in the past couple of years was the Netflix original The Haunting of Hill House—loosely based on the book of the same name by Shirley Jackson. It was a show that was a hit with audiences and critics alike and left everyone clamoring for more Netflix original …

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The Umbrella Academy (Season 2)—Another Glorious Season of One of the Greatest Comic Book Shows of All-Time

One of the best Netflix shows that took the world by storm last year (2019 was a fantastic year to be a Netflix subscriber) was the first season of The Umbrella Academy, based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name by Gerard Way. Filled with great quirky humor, lovable characters, and a …

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Da 5 Bloods—Spike Lee’s Newest Joint Just Misses the Mark of Greatness

My third favorite film from 2018 was Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, just falling behind Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and A Quiet Place. Between the acting, directing, writing, timeliness, and every other aspect the film delivered on, it is safe to say that BlacKkKlansman was a masterpiece of film making. Over his long career, Spike Lee has …

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Avatar: The Last Airbender—Throwback T.V. Review

Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series, is finally making its way to Netflix tomorrow, May 15. For those who are not aware, Netflix has recently gained streaming rights to the original series and has began production on a new live-action series adaption of the original as well. In honor of its return to streaming, I …

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