The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang—Adaptability Review

If you have read my reviews for Mulan (2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), or my blurb about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) in my "15 International Films on Netflix to Watch While In Quarantine" article from early 2020, you would know that I absolutely adore Chinese fantasy. By far my …

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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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Love, Victor (Season 1)—A New Gay Story That Falls Into the Same Pitfalls as the Film It Derives From

One of the biggest out-of-nowhere hits of 2018 was Love, Simon, based on the best-selling novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It is quite the understatement to say this was a much needed film for the LGBTQA+ community as we have seen little to no representation in Hollywood outside of super-depressing …

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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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