TV Review: Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known

Back in the summer of 2008 just before graduating high school, one of my closest friends suggested we go to an amazing Broadway show together from which she had heard rave reviews. Knowing little about said show before actually taking our seats at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Spring Awakening completely blew me away (and I … Continue reading TV Review: Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known

Film Review: White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch 

★★★★ Growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, the thrall of stores like Abercrombie & Fitch over my childhood is impossible to deny. For a gay outsider, this store represented everything I wished I could be, as the “cool kids” were the only ones that were really allowed to shop there. I remember the … Continue reading Film Review: White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch 

Sundance 2022: TikTok, Boom.

★★★ (Written by Allison Brown)  Throughout the festival, I noticed Shalini Kantayya’s TikTok, Boom. was heavily panned by critics. I still wanted to give it a chance, as I tend to enjoy tech related documentaries. The film explores TikTok’s influence on several hand-selected influencers, as well as on the political landscape. TikTok founder Zhang Yiming’s … Continue reading Sundance 2022: TikTok, Boom.

Sundance 2022: Framing Agnes

★★★ Framing Agnes is all about the reclamation of a divisive figure in transgender history: Agnes, who took part in Harold Garfinkel’s UCLA gender studies program in the 1960s. In a rather unconventional style, this film (which only clocks in at just over an hour) intersperses vintage reenactments of never-before-seen Garfinkel transcripts amongst present-day interviews … Continue reading Sundance 2022: Framing Agnes