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Best pop album of 2020:“Ungodly Hour” shakes foundations of pop music

Best pop album of 2020:“Ungodly Hour” shakes foundations of pop music
November 29, 2020

“Ungodly Hour,” the second studio album by artists Chloe x Halle, has raised the bar for pop music, and is undoubtedly the best pop album of 2020. Running around 38 minutes, the 13 song album may switch...

Three exceptional kid’s movies to watch with your family

Three exceptional kid’s movies to watch with your family
November 28, 2020
How do you go about judging the quality of a kid’s movie? If I ask my five year old cousin, the response would be “if I’m not bored!”, and quite truthfully, I think this is an excellent answer. 

“The Liberator”: A captivating and innovative, yet artificial portrayal of World War II

“The Liberator”: A captivating and innovative, yet artificial portrayal of World War II
November 19, 2020

This Veteran’s Day Netflix released “The Liberator,” a four episode mini-series marked by its unique integration of computer animation and live-action footage.    The story of “The...

“The Meaning of Mariah Carey” gives insight into singer’s life, but falls short on storytelling

“The Meaning of Mariah Carey” gives insight into singer’s life, but falls short on storytelling
November 12, 2020
Mariah Carey’s authorized autobiography with co-author Micheala Anegla Davis, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” provides readers new insights about Carey’s upbringing while simultaneously humanizing her.

Beautiful with an incomplete plot: A review of “The Queen’s Gambit”

Beautiful with an incomplete plot: A review of “The Queen’s Gambit”
November 12, 2020
In angled shots and sunken colors, “The Queen’s Gambit” chronicles the rise of chess starlet Beth Harmon, beautiful in direction and design, yet lacking in plot and substance. 

“Lingua Franca” powerfully illuminates struggles of Filipina undocumented, transgender woman

“Lingua Franca” powerfully illuminates struggles of Filipina undocumented, transgender woman
October 31, 2020

“Lingua Franca”  shines a light on a transgender Filipina immigrant story, illuminating the struggles of being undocumented and queer. Jhett Tolentino, producer of the film, said lack of representation...

“The Silence of the Lambs”: Longtime Praised Film Rooted in Subtle Homophobia

“The Silence of the Lambs”: Longtime Praised Film Rooted in Subtle Homophobia
October 26, 2020

Jonathan Demme’s Academy Award-winning film “The Silence of the Lambs” is a beautiful piece of cinematography that I would have enjoyed if it wasn’t so insidiously homophobic.  The film broke...

Opening during COVID-19: A glimpse into Paper Moon Cafe

A drink selection from Paper Moon's Halloween menu
October 21, 2020

The day Jerry Wang, owner of Paper Moon Cafe in Downtown San Jose, got the keys to open his business, his investors and partners pulled out. It was March, COVID-19 was looming, and Santa Clara County...

Director of “And She Could be Next” aims to bring awareness to minority political representation

October 21, 2020

The power that women of color, and all minority groups, hold as they stand as one to fight the white supremacy in the U.S. is showcased in the documentary, “And She Could be Next”. This display...

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation
October 20, 2020
Starring its four members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé, k-pop girl group Blackpink’s documentary “Blackpink: Light up the Sky” offers an intimate look not only into the background and dynamic of the group, but the nuances of the K-pop industry in a worldwide perspective. 
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