Movie Monday

Movie Monday: Moana

  This is a movie I put off watching mostly because people kept telling me to. I have a nasty habit of not reading or watching things recommended to me, and also with picking movies, but that's not as important. Finally my friends managed to force me to sit down and watch Moana with them,… Continue reading Movie Monday: Moana

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Author Speaks

Lessons From Amélie: Finding Simple Passions

In light of my recent Movie Monday I've been thinking about the small things that bring me joy, like Amélie's affinity for cracking Crème brûlée and sticking her hand in a bag of grain (which actually sounds quite wonderful). So I set out to make a short list of my simple pleasures, trying to keep it short,… Continue reading Lessons From Amélie: Finding Simple Passions

Movie Monday

Movie Monday: Amélie

4/5 Background Amélie is a French romantic-comedy from 2001. The full title is Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain). It is described as a whimsical depiction of modern Paris, and is set in Montmartre, telling the story of the shy yet enigmatic waitress Amélie who decides to change the lives of those around… Continue reading Movie Monday: Amélie

Reading Lists

October TBR/TBW

Coming into October there is a lot I'm excited to read. While some of it is for class, some is also for my own enjoyment (something a senior in undergrad desperately needs). So here's a quick round up of the books/poems/songs/WHATEVER I'll be tackling for October, and afterwards, the films I plan to watch. Books:… Continue reading October TBR/TBW

Author Speaks

The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

As someone with a cultural studies addition to my majors I don't do a good job of diversifying my media intake. Sure, I've tried to make some cultures more relevant by liking several Facebook pages, but that doesn't factor into a lot of my intake of media and ideas. So I decided to challenge myself… Continue reading The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

Give Me Five Friday

Give Me Five Friday: 5 Movies I Will Always Rewatch

I don't watch a lot of new movies. Maybe it plays into how I never want to leave my house and go to the theatre, but there are a handful of movies that I find myself watching repeatedly when I want to fill the void and have nothing I feel like reading. So here's the… Continue reading Give Me Five Friday: 5 Movies I Will Always Rewatch

Give Me Five Friday

Give Me Five Friday: Five Movies To See This Summer/Fall

Movies are not the most exciting thing to me. It's rare that I want to go through the effort and spend the money to go see a film I could wait a year to see on Netflix or bootleg. (Come at me, arrest me) But there are actually enough movies coming out this summer, or… Continue reading Give Me Five Friday: Five Movies To See This Summer/Fall