The Miami Showband Massacre: Documentary Review

From wanting to learn about the Irish Beatles, I was hooked by the documentary that reflects a lot of the conflict that the world is still suffering from — the violence, the death, the political motivations that fuel these atrocities. I was moved by The Miami Showband Massacre and the deaths of these musicians who only sought to bring joy to a people who needed relief from the misery of their everyday life. My heart ached for the loss of idealism and hope at a time when the Irish people needed it. I mourned this tragic stage of their history and although its 40 years too late, and closure is still a long way off, the documentary succeeded in raising questions that need to be asked, and thus created an avenue for which it can be answered once and for all. … Read More The Miami Showband Massacre: Documentary Review

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Searching: Movie Review

Searching was anything but flashy. It was simple. It was subtle. It was creative. It was brave. It had a clear direction in mind, and it was to tell this intense thriller that relied on substance than style (although I was a big fan of this filmmaking technique as well). It tackled important topics like grief and connections and in all of these, it managed to keep audiences well involved in every aspect of the story and blow them away with the ending. If that isn’t a successful filmmaking, I don’t know what is. … Read More Searching: Movie Review

Love, Death + Robots: Series Review

I would have to say kudos to Netflix for funding this type of project to give chances for short film writers and directors to get their work out there for wide distribution. Creators Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Tim Miller did an excellent job running the show. Its exciting to watch these amazing ideas come to life, especially ones that push the envelope and mainstream boundaries. To say that I’m impressed would be an understatement. … Read More Love, Death + Robots: Series Review

ToraDora : Series Review

All in all, ToraDora easily climbed up to the list of my favorite shoujo animes because it was cute, light, interesting and truthful, albeit exagerrated on the violence part (It is an anime, after all). I particularly loved the last two episodes on how they closed the journey of the five main characters on a hopeful note. Personally though, I would have chosen a kiss as a final frame for Ryuji and Taiga after all they’ve been through instead of a classic head butt but if you bring a tiger and a dragon together, you have to expect something uncoventional. Two thumbs up for this series. If I had more thumbs, I would raise them all. How’s that for a recommendation?… Read More ToraDora : Series Review

Reasons you should binge on My Hero Academia (Part 1)

There are many things to like about this series, so much so that I risked going to work looking like a panda because I just couldn’t stop watching the episodes available on Netflix. Just to be clear, let me run down why I, for one, became an instant fan of the series. Be warned though, this is going to be a long post.… Read More Reasons you should binge on My Hero Academia (Part 1)