‘The True Cost’ of Modern Fashion

The True Cost, a 2015 documentary about the negative environmental and human effects of the global garment industry, is a lesser-known film in the Netflix catalogue that attempts to tackle an issue that perhaps not many people are aware of.

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“American Gods” First Impressions: A Whole Lot of Strange

As a massive fan of Bryan Fuller’s NBC show Hannibal, I was eagerly awaiting the release of his new Starz project American Gods. With the recently aired first episode, audiences were treated to beautiful visuals, plenty of blood, and a whole lot of strange.

*Spoilers for the first episode of American Gods in this article.*

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A Different Take on “13 Reasons Why”

The Netflix original 13 Reasons Why has created quite a buzz in the weeks since its release. Many have praised the show for the awareness it’s generated on the effects of bullying and its central theme of never really knowing what’s going on in another’s life. Recently, however, many organizations and school boards across North America are now criticizing the show for its gratuitous depiction of suicide and the suggestion that Hannah’s choice to kill herself was the logical outcome of the treatment she received.

*Spoilers ahead.*

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“Logan”: A Gritty, Character-Driven Approach to the Superhero Genre

I’m just going to say it: Logan is the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight. As Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, he really couldn’t have asked for a better way to leave the X-Men franchise. Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman take a new approach with Logan, offering a self-contained, emotionally-driven story that gives us something most other superhero movies don’t: an ending.

The rest of this article will continue with the assumption that you’ve seen Logan, so I would stop reading here if you haven’t (unless you don’t care about having the movie ruined for yourself). Major spoilers lay ahead…you’ve been warned!

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Action Masterclass: “John Wick: Chapter 2”

The release of John Wick: Chapter 2 has made it even more clear that we’ve been seriously lacking in any decent action movies for a quite a long time. The team behind John Wick, in both instalments in the franchise, has shown us their talent for crafting beautifully choreographed, expertly filmed, and relentlessly intense action sequences.

*Some minor spoilers lay ahead.*

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A Dose of Nostalgia: Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

I’ve been waiting for a proper Series of Unfortunate Events series ever since I read the books all those years ago as a kid. As the 2004 adaptation of the book series was relatively disappointing and generally poorly received, Lemony Snicket’s work was just waiting to be brought back to the screen, big or small. Netflix has delivered on this front with their new original series A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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The ‘Little Book’ Every Aspiring Writer Should Own

Writing of all types, whether it’s being used to persuade, inspire, inform, or entertain is subject to a strict set of rules and guiding principles. While style and syntax differ from one writer to the next there are certain established structural paradigms that each writer should work within. Nowhere are these rules and paradigms better outlined than in William Strunk Jr.’s The Elements of Style.

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