photo of Lindsay Lohan as Annie and Hallie in the 1998 movie The Parent Trap, with crown graphics added to their heads against a pink background

An Ode to The Parent Trap

I don’t remember the first time I watched The Parent Trap, but the movie came out in 1998—the same year my own parents divorced—and it made quite an impression on 8-year-old me. The film became a beloved fixture of my childhood, and, 25 years later, it’s now a nostalgic comfort movie in my adulthood. Whenever […]

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Illustrated yellow Oscar statue against backdrop of movie posters including The Fabelmans, All Quiet on the Western Front, Women Talking, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Elvis, Triangle of Sadness, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Tár.

2023 Oscars Round-Up

Love them or hate them, the Academy Awards are something of a religion in my family. When I was a kid, while Sundays were technically one of my dad’s days, my sister and I were legally required to be at our mom’s place for Oscar night because it was listed as a holiday in my

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[SPOILERS!] Discussing the series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred

Alana and Lillie discuss (with spoilers!) the new Kindred series on Hulu/FX, the challenges of book to series adaptation, and the question of whether or not the power of Octavia Butler can be achieved on-screen. Books mentioned:  Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret

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