2020s

His House Movie Review

His House Movie Review

Bol and Rial, a recently arrived refugee couple from South Sudan, have finally been accepted for probational asylum and are given a home. Their first few days are spent trying to assimilate and they are simply excited to have escaped their war-torn country despite the less-than-standard living conditions they’ve been given. As they become settled, …

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Minari Review

Minari Review (2020)

A 50-acre open field, carpeted by thick natural grass and surrounded by forests with hidden ponds. This is where the Yi family, having immigrated from Korea to the US, has decided to set up after leaving California for something better. It is rural Arkansas, far away from any hospital and from the city itself, and …

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Nomadland Review

Nomadland Review (2020)

America’s obsession with work culture has created a world where people cannot live without a job both economically and psychologically. They are forced to work until the end of their life and not to experience true “free-time” or to live out dreams they had outside of the job realm – or, as a character in …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Review

Cyberpunk 2077 Review (PS4 and PS5)

Introduction: Night City is a massive Cyberpunk world, taking place in 2077 Southern California, riddled with districts ranging from futuristic corporate downtowns to impoverished malls to culturally themed neighborhoods. It’s a world filled with cyber body modifications, tech guns, impossibly massive buildings, and absurd levels of political corruption. But these are also all part of …

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Demon's Souls Bosses Ranked

Demon’s Souls Bosses Ranked

Demon’s Souls is filled with some magnificent bosses, although, there are also some let downs whether that be in terms of design, simplicity, or just being cheap. I decided to make a list ranking the bosses from worst to best, taking into account the fight itself, the boss design, and the mystery/lore surrounding it. I’ll …

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Demon's Souls Review PS5

Demon’s Souls Review PS5 (2020)

Introduction: My first playthrough of Demon’s Souls was shortly after having beaten the first two Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. I remember it being pretty clunky (even more than the original Dark Souls) but still creating a unique world with many brutal challenges. Still, after having played those other Souls games, I was not as …

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Dark Series Review

Dark Series Review and Final Thoughts

Dark has left me thinking of time, death, and sacrifice. Along with this, there are the obvious themes of familial and romantic love, history, and religion, but these initial three feel tied together in a manner that all help illuminate each other. Each season of Dark has helped compound these themes again and again in …

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Dark Season 3 Review

Dark Season 3 Review

Dark Season 1 laid the groundwork for time travel and the exposition of Winden’s residents. Dark Season 2 deeply explored the motives, interests, and relationships of these same residents throughout time, as well as their desire to help save their world. Here in Dark Season 3, the concept of parallel worlds is introduced, and these …

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The Haunting of Bly Manor Review

The Haunting of Bly Manor Review

Introduction The Haunting of Bly Manor is the spiritual sequel to Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. It is loosely based on Henry James’ novella, The Turn of the Screw. In it, Dani, an American struggling with some past life event, has traveled to England to find work and escape her past. She comes across …

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Review

Resident Evil 3 Remake Review

Introduction Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was released in 1999, shortly after Resident Evil 2. In 2020, the remake of the game, Resident Evil 3 Remake, was released. Both games follow Jill Valentine (making her return from Resident Evil 1) and Carlos Oliveira (an Umbrella Mercenary) as they try to obtain the vaccine to the virus …

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