The Farewell

"Life is not just about what you do. It's more about how you do it."-The Farewell Released: July 19th, 2019. Dir: Lulu Wang Summary: Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't know she only has a [...]

The College Interview Series: University Of Michigan

Quick Note: Hi! I'm starting this new series where I interview students at various universities across the US (and maybe abroad) in order to allow people to get a feel for the schools and just to get a wide variety of opinions on here. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Located: Ann Arbor, Michigan. Acceptance Rate: 27%. [...]

Uncut Gems

"This is me! This is how I win"-Uncut Gems Release Date: February 7th, 2020. Dir: Josh and Benny Safdie Google Summary: A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of [...]

Normal People

“Marianne had the sense that her real life was happening somewhere very far away, happening without her, and she didn't know if she would ever find out where it was or become part of it.”-Sally Rooney, Normal People Google Description: At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, [...]

On the Other Side: An Analysis of How Fiction reveals the Deeper Layer of Human Experience

Quick Note: This is an essay I wrote for my World Literature class in high school. It was easily the best class that I have taken to this day and I thought I would share this essay because it was one of my favorites. In my experience of reading fictional novels, I’ve noticed that when [...]

The Dutch House

Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it was?— Ann Patchett Original Rating: 9.5/10 Short Review: This family soap opera wraps you in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and the boroughs of New York to bring you a family whose entire legacy revolves around a house that nobody really seems to want. [...]

Atonement

Original Rating: 8.78/10 Short Explanation: The movie Atonement was a beautifully shot, well-acted film that deserves every award that it won, however, in conjunction with its author, the movie dragged in places where the action promised to be at its highest. Long Explanation:               Who doesn’t love a movie starring Kiera Knightley? From Bend It [...]