Marco Polo (Netflix)

The new Marco Polo show on Netflix is addictive in an undeniably enjoyable way, but it is almost universally hated by critics. Netflix and the comments sections seem to agree that the show is excellent and worthy of the 90 million dollar production cost, so what’s up with the critics? Given the recent popularity of …

Whiplash

Whiplash is a low budget film about a boy who wanted to be the best drummer. He was noticed by a well known teacher who pushed him to his limits. **** 5/5 stars. Please watch this movie. This movie was brought to our attention because Kobe mentioned it in an interview, and it was nominated …

Doctor Who Season 8 finale

The season 8 finale, “Death in Heaven” written by Steven Moffat, is an episode of redemption. Of Moffat’s 2 major projects, the writing in Doctor Who has been eclipsed by that of Sherlock. Where is the complexity? Where are the twists and turns? All season we have been met with many¬†flat episodes (I did like¬†“Listen”, …

Coach Carter

Coach Carter (2005) I don’t play sports. I spend most of my free time day dreaming and thinking about food. When my boyfriend asks me if I want to watch a sports movie, I always say yes. Sports movies teach me about life and remind me of values that are hard to extract from my …