By now, Zendaya faithfuls have surely laid eyes on her latest project, Malcolm & Marie, a collaboration with her Euphoria showrunner Sam Levinson. The film, co-starring John David Washington (yes, Denzel’s offspring), was released in early February to almost universal criticism from reviewers and casual viewers alike. The movie was panned as shouty to some…Read More
20+ Things That Didn’t Suck in 2020
Remember when we were young and naive 4 years ago, believing that 2016 was the be-all-end-all of cataclysmic years? In a year that saw some notable celebrity deaths like Prince, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, along with the election of a literal fascist — 2016 pales in comparison to the dark timeline that ended up…Read More
The Subversive Stillness of ‘Euphoria’s’ First (Very) Special Episode
This article contains spoilers for the season one finale of Euphoria. When we watch TV, no matter what the genre, we expect things to move quickly. Frantic cuts from one person to the next, quippy or cutting dialogue intended to convey plot, tension, and character development. The show’s editing gives you only the important bits…Read More
Emmys 2020 Review: Trash or Treasure?
“I’m so sorry I made this political, but I had to.” — Daniel Levy The Emmys was a show that didn’t know what it wanted to be. Part pseudo-activism, part pandemic commentary, and yes, at times part award show. These ingredients made for a messy three hours that volleyed between hit-or-miss comedic bits and serious…Read More