Retrospective Film Review

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Film Review

A dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of a robot apocalypse and become humanity’s last hope.

Retrospective Film Review

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man.

About This Show:

Post-apocalyptic Las Vistas is a wilderness buzzing with animal mutants. She’ll pet them all — if they don’t eat her first. (courtesy of Netflix)

Rambling Thoughts (i.e. The Review)

If you’ve watched a lot of shows or films (like me!) with teenage/child protagonists, there are a few things in terms of conflict and plot you expect.

There’s always at least:

  • the teen tantrum (from being unable to express emotions properly)
  • the cold war with friends (due to unspoken boundaries constantly being broken),
  • and the slow process of becoming jaded (disguised as growing up)

Oh yes, and puppy love in the form of a crush (that…

About This Series:

When the legitimacy of his degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school, where he meets a clan of misfit community college students. (courtesy of Netflix)

Rambling Thoughts (i.e. The Review)

Community is a cult series created by Dan Harmon that has only gotten more popular since it was cancelled in 2015.

I watched it sporadically while it was still running and showing on cable, but had to skip out on the last season when it was cancelled, then revived at Yahoo Screen (RIP).

Now that it’s all on Netflix, I’ve finally caught up from beginning to end…although I almost didn’t finish.


In her follow-up stand-up special, Hannah Gadsby delves even deeper into the barrier between the audience and the comedian.

About This Movie:

Hannah Gadsby returns for her second special and digs deeper into the complexities of popularity, identity and her most unusual dog park encounter. (courtesy of Netflix)

Rambling Thoughts (i.e. The Review)

As she notes very early in the special, Hannah Gadsby is a comedian who wants to know why you’re here.

The Australian breakout, who made the heart-rending and mind-blowing 2018 special Nanette, is back for her second Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, and she knows that some people still don’t know who she is.


Whisper of the Heart is a classic Studio Ghibli film that feels very close to me as a creative worker.

About This Movie:

After learning that all her library books were previously borrowed by the same person, schoolgirl Shizuku sets out to meet him and follow her dreams. (courtesy of Netflix)

Rambling Thoughts (i.e. The Review)

I can’t stop thinking about this film. I watched it during my birthday this year as part of a Studio Ghibli spree (watch out for Kiki’s Delivery Service, should be reviewing that next!), because the blurb above seemed sweet and nerdy like me.

Was I wrong? Nope, but I was surprised at…

Charing Kam

Avid pop culture fan, marketer, overthinker. Fueled by stubbornness, ice cream, and tea. Writing personal stories, movie reviews, and everything in between.

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