2019 Oscars Reactions: 10 Snubs & Surprises

SURPRISE: Roma overperforms Netflix’s ROMA ties with The Favorite for the most nominations for a single film this year with 10 each. While ROMA was expected to score well in the below-the-line categories (Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, etc.), it also broke through in marquée categories. With nods for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and Best…

3 Biggest Takeaways from ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Late last night (or early this morning, depending on your timezone), Netflix released the fifth installment of the critically-acclaimed anthology series, Black Mirror. A macabre rumination of technology and interpersonal human relationships, Black Mirror is a series that quickly captivated fans around the world with its dark humor and ingenuity. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is essentially a choose-your-own-adventure interactive ninety-minute…

2018 Emmys Predictions in Six Key Categories

We’re roughly three weeks away from the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The awards, given out in recognition of excellence in television, are always fun to watch and predict. In addition, in the era of peak T.V., any person is bound to have multiple favorites vying for a golden statue in a given category. In…

The 5 Best Shows of Summer 2018

In the era of peak T.V., it is to feel lost in the deluge of new and returning shows. Whether it’s basic cable, premium channels, or streaming services: great television and greater stories are everywhere. I considered making this list double, and even triple, its final length, but I’ll keep it short. These are the…

Who Had the Best Performance at the 2018 VMAs?

The VMAs were especially lackluster this year, but there were still some memorable moments. Here are the best performances of the night:   14. Juice WRLD, “Lucid Dreams” This was kind of awful. Like, really awful. He sounded like drugged, angry toddler.   13. Bazzi, “Beautiful” Bazzi, who performed his breakout single, “Mine,” at the red-carpet…

Movie Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ but This Film Is Kind of Incredible

Boots Riley’s rambunctious and otherworldly film, Sorry To Bother You is succinct, poignant, and brash. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, two actors who are well versed in the film’s niche crossover-genre of afro-futuristic comedic social commentary. Stanfield’s most recent work is on Donald Glover’s Atlanta, a black surrealist comedy that is quite possibly the…

The 10 Worst Snubs at the 2018 VMAs

Now that we’ve had about a day or two to digest and dissect the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, here are the 10 worst snubs this year. 1. Janelle Monáe Janelle Monáe in the “Pynk” (left), “Make Me Feel” (center), and “Django Jane” (right) music videos. Along with releasing the best album of 2018 so…

Movie Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Ocean’s 8 is the perfect summer movie. Given the cast (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina) and the iconic franchise (this is an all-female remake of the original in which George Clooney starred), this movie had no choice but to be enjoyable at the very least. *Mild…

Every Performance at the BBMAs Ranked!

Last night, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards took place. As usual, it was an unnecessarily long awards show where more lackluster performances were showcased than awards given out. I still believe that the Billboard Music Awards are the single most pointless awards ceremony; it’s just three laborious hours of shameless promotion for Billboard, Pepsi, and…

Every Ex-Act Album Ranked!

Note: The following is a ranking of every ex-act studio album from the generation of Disney Stars of the late 90s to mid-2010s. Meet Miley Cyrus was excluded due to its attachment to the Hannah Montana character brand as part of a double disc album, and Nicholas Jonas was excluded due to the general dismissal of it…