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Liu Yifei as Disney’s Mulan (2020)

Historical Significance of Mulan — Regardless of Disney

This article explores the social and historical background surrounding the film rather than the film itself. A separate review on the actual Disney plus rendition will be linked.

The story of Mulan has a momentous significance to many who identify as Asian across the entire global diaspora. The legend of Hua Mulan is almost 1500 years old (500AD!), and is a powerful story of how a young woman risks her life in order to save her father’s. In the course of her journey, she ultimately becomes a young…


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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the sequel to Maleficent, wherein Princess Aurora becomes engaged to her Prince Phillip out of both love and the goal of uniting the two rival kingdoms in harmony. Prince Phillip’s parents are encouraging, but Princess Aurora’s guardian Maleficent is not a fan, and trouble soon ensues. Angelina Jolie steals the show once again with her acting and presence. The imagery in the film is wonderful fantasy, balancing pastel colored fairies with dark, mysterious winged demons and humans.

The film received positive audience reviews, but poor critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. I was…


Movie Critique of Hustlers (2019)

Note: spoiler alert for the review.

Hustlers was meant to be a film about female empowerment. And it was, to a certain extent. I expected and wanted this to be a kickass and complex film of sexy women who use their confidence, skills, and wits towards a brilliant plan to get revenge on the Wall Street guys who wronged them. The film was disappointing, but even more than that — it was quite frankly a bit boring at parts. I’m saddened to admit it. Although the film is based on a true story, it would’ve…


Incluvie Score: +3

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Overview

The Green Book is about tough guy and proud bull-shitter Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) serving as the driver and bodyguard for famous pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). Don Shirley is a black man in 1962, who is giving a concert tour through the Deep South with his band the Don Shirley Trio. It’s a time of lawful racism and segregation in the United States, and the Deep South is especially condescending and hateful towards people of color. …

Cathy Yee

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