How Netflix Inspired the Rom-Com Revival

(Written for Reviewing the Arts, December 12, 2019) Almost everyone has seen a romantic comedy in their lifetime. The genre was in the prime of its life between 1990 and 2010 with films like Pretty Woman (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) beginning its rise, while others like Crazy, Stupid Love (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012) marking the end […]

Part to Whole: BoJack Horseman's "Free Churro"

(Written for Reviewing the Arts, November 14, 2019) BoJack Horseman’s fifth season is hard-hitting throughout all twelve episodes, tackling issues like addiction, divorce, gun violence and death. The show, which first aired in August 2014, has become very well-known for its creativity and unique episodes. “Free Churro,” the sixth episode of the show’s fifth season, […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Consumer Report

(Written for Reviewing the Arts, October 17, 2019) How many times has someone tried to make a new Spider-Man movie? The world’s favorite arachnid-hero has been played by many famous actors (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland) on many big screens, with each new try a little different. But not as different as this one. Spider-Man: […]