My Favourite LGBTQ+ Films

Pride Month has been celebrated in June across the United States for decades. This is a time people within the LGBTQ+ community and allies have dedicated to honouring the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which began on June 27, 1969, and culminated with young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City clashing with the police which would later expand LGBTQ+ activism both in the States and abroad. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Fish Out of Water

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The month of June is ending soon, and this being the last Thursday of the month we are having another television-themed Thursday Movie Picks. This week we are exploring the fish-out-of-water theme, a theme that screams Ted Lasso — and it would have been the perfect pick as not only it features one hell of a fish-out-of-water character, but it's about football and Euro 2020 is happening right now. Unfortunately, my dumb-ass used it at the beginning of the year so I'll have to do without it.

Thursday Movie Picks: Natural Disaster

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Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series that really has me struggle every now and then when it features a sub-genre I don't watch a lot. And disaster movies fall into that category. Not only I don't usually watch them, but I don't even understand people's fascination with them. So, since I couldn't come up with three films about natural disasters I enjoyed, I picked the three films fitting the theme I watched more recently. 

The Normal Heart (2014)

June being Pride Month, I finally decided to watch an LGBTQ+ film that has been on my list for a very long time, Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart. If you know me, then you know that I never read plots, and I went in assuming it was a gay romance starring Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer (please don't ask me where this notion came from). It took me less than five minutes to realise the film would be so much more than that, and it indeed was — a tough, brutally honest, and incredibly emotional film about the tragedy of AIDS. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Worst Book to Movie Adaptations

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Being both a bookworm and a movieholic, I love when they decide to make an adaptation of a novel I enjoyed. At the same time, I'm scared because oftentimes these cinematic adaptations suck. For this week's Thursday Movie Picks we are asked to talk about the latter, which was incredibly easy for me as it would be far more challenging to find good adaptations. Anyway, without further ado, let's get started. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Oscar Winners Edition: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay

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Do you know when it was the last time that the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay awarded a script written only by a woman? It was 1995 and it was Emma Thompson's for Sense and Sensibility. Thankfully, it is a bit better for the Original Screenplay category so for this week's Thursday Movie Picks, I'm going to pick only original screenplay winners, my three favourites written by women only. 

Monthly Recap: May 2021

Despite the fact that absolutely nothing has changed in my life to make this change in me, I've been feeling like a whole new person lately.