Black Panther: Cultural Conflict, Effortless Transitions, and Female Empowerment

Absolutely one of my favorite movies. Can’t wait to see it again!

The Harbinger

By Daylin Delgado

It’s almost an unanimous decision: Black Panther is the epitome of brilliance in every aspect of modern filmmaking. Director Ryan Coogler went above and beyond to create a movie that is breaking several glass ceilings, and is changing the future of Marvel. The all-black main cast—Chadwick Boseman as the titular protagonist, Michael B. Jordan as his rival, Letitia Wright as his younger sister—is merely the cherry on top.

The story follows T’Challa, or Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), during his rise to power after his father passes away, which happened during Captain America: Civil War (2016). It is an in-depth look at the flourishing, hidden city of Wakanda and its tribes, and the almost relatable family life of being teased by mothers and little sisters of the great and powerful Black Panther.

In classic Marvel fashion, there is flowing humor throughout the film, most of which fits most…

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I Won’t Say I’m in Love – Hercules Original Soundtrack

The perfect song for those of us that over the fluffy feelings of Valentine’s Day. Though the song is about the denial of feelings and that may apply to some, for me it’s about being happily single on this day of obsession and gift-giving. Besides, who needs love when you can watch Disney movies all night and be happy on your own?

When Women Oppress Women and No One Talks About It

Women oppress women.

Time and time again, pseudo feminists will bash men, and yell at them for what they consider to be the oppression of women. Men aren’t the only ones who seem to benefit from the gender inequality. They’re also only part of the blame for women’s oppression. Continue reading “When Women Oppress Women and No One Talks About It”

This is Me – The Greatest Showman (Original Soundtrack)

I already wrote the review, and I listen to the whole soundtrack almost everyday. Out of all the songs, this is most likely my favorite song. It is powerful. It is a message of unity. It is empowering to anyone who is pushed around and knocked down. Keala Settle has such a wonderful voice, and her range fits the song perfectly. The cinematography is so fitting, from the defiance in the face of the naysayers to Zendaya’s angry stare in the circus ring. The colors are vibrant and uplifting. There is one pause in the song that is perfectly matched by a slow-motion scene that pans into Settle’s space before exploding again into a harmony of strong voices.

Hugh Jackman Did Not Sing Through the Pain of Nasal Surgery for Petty Reviews

The Harbinger

By Daylin Delgado

Ladies and gentlemen, The Greatest Showman is not as grandiose as the name implies, but by no means does it deserve the shameful reviews it received.

One look at the Critic Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes—tries hard to dazzle the audience with a Barnum-style sense of wonder—but at the expense of its complex subject’s far more intriguing real-life story”—and it is painfully obvious that the negative reviews stem mostly from uppity history snobs.

Sure, the titular characters were likely casted for fan-service with Hugh Jackman as showman P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as businessman-turned-ringleader Phillip Carlyle, and Zendaya as trapeze extraordinaire Anne Wheeler. However, their onscreen chemistry, their talents, their innate abilities to make the audience fall in love add immensely to the experience of the average moviegoer.

There’s no defending the lack of historical substance in a film which sells itself as the life story of…

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