The Post tells the story of the 1971 release of the Pentagon Papers, a then top-secret Washington study of the United States' ongoing involvement in Vietnam. Originally, the New York Times broke the story of the leaked papers– presidential lies and wrongdoings– and soon after, they were issued a cease and desist order from the … Continue reading The Post
The ocean is a great unknown; a magical world beneath us with creatures we couldn’t even imagine; its glowing, colorful, peaceful, infinite. Films like Finding Nemo show us the beautiful ecosystems filled with countless different types of fish. It’s not difficult to get stunning visuals of the ocean’s beauty. Chasing Coral, a Netflix original documentary, … Continue reading Chasing Coral
I think it is safe to say that in the film world, Japanese Film is highly regarded. If you head over to the Criterion Collection’s “Top 10 Lists” (one of my favorite sites to browse when I’m bored, btw), you’ll see that on many of the greats’ lists are Japanese film directors. Wes Anderson lists … Continue reading My Favorite Japanese Films and Why You Need to See Them!
I have to apologize in advance because I just realized how heavy all of these picks are. Luckily, once you finish one of these documentaries you can check out this list for some more uplifting recommendations! 13th Ava DuVernay, director of 13th and Selma, rarely disappoints, especially in her representations of race and justice. 13th … Continue reading 6 Must See Documentaries on Netflix
Much like Pineapple Express, American Ultra is a stoner’s take on the action genre. This film features Jesse Eisenberg, a total cutie, and Kristen Stewart, who gives a surprisingly not horrible performance. Actually, I really like her in this film. While the film pokes fun at the absurdity of the genre, it does so without … Continue reading American Ultra
Hunt for the Wilderpeople I cannot recommend this film enough. Hunt for the Wilderpeople follows young Ricky Baker, a foster child in New Zealand, and his adventures in the bush. Honestly, I think this is a solid pick for anything from a wine night with friends, a night in with family (even children), to snuggling up with … Continue reading Summer Movie Night Picks
Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn take a page out of Michael Moore’s book in their new film What the Health. This documentary film featured on Netflix questions the meat and dairy industries, and their influence on government, pharmaceutical and other health organizations. Kip Anderson, who we get to know throughout the film, uses a voice … Continue reading What the Health