Series Review: Jessica Jones

I got home on Friday night from work and started a new TV series: Jessica Jones. And as I write this post, approximately 24 hours later, I have finished 13 episodes - and am longing for more. Watching Jessica Jones is like an addiction, like someone is controlling your mind. 

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Victoria Gao
Movie Review: La La land

La la land is driven by a love story - but this was not the crux of the movie. The love story was a tool for director Chazelle to drive home to contrast between dreams versus reality.  As I watched the ending scene *SPOILER* it reminded me that we live in an "adult" world - a world that sadly doesnt promote the pursuit of personal "childlike" dreams. The beauty of the movie isn't in its fairtale love story, but its beautiful portrayal of reality, and the ending brought this message all together.

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Victoria Gao
Movie Review: Shutter Island

Shutter Island is a film that masterfully captures the concept that “our perception is our only reality”. Martin Scorsese is known for his darker films and Shutter Island is no different. Through masterful cinematography and compelling story telling, Scorsese keeps viewers on the edge of their seat until the very end.

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Victoria Gao
Movie Review: Sausage Party

This animated comedy is decidedly not aimed at kids. Co-written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it has a very “Rogen” humour, similar to his previous movie “This is the End”. The humour is unashamedly filthy and the jokes often rely on sexual innuendos littered with foul language. In the beginning, the jokes were surprising and triggered a laugh… but this novelty quickly wore off VERY QUICKLY.

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Victoria Gao