TENET, Christopher Nolan's Espionage Thriller, Rating Officially Revealed

After being delayed to August 12th post a previous delay from July 17th to July 31st, Christopher Nolan's latest espionage thriller, Tenet, has been officially rated by the Motion Picture Association (MPA). Out of the visionary director's catalog of films, only three projects, Following, Memento, and Insomnia, have been rated by the former MPAA as anything other than PG-13, so it should come as no surprise that Tenet has been rated PG-13. According to the MPA's listing for the film, the film has been rated PG-13 "for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language." Christopher Nolan's last film, the war-based Dunkirk, was rated PG-13 "for inten

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Review: Revisiting Our Favorite Feminist Warrior

DC Comics has made an effort in the very recent past to improve their representation and celebration of diversity within the superhero universe, especially after being called out for their tone deaf past and fundamentally objectifying portrayal of women in the past. Characters such as Wonder Woman have solidified themselves within DC history, and Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed provides a welcome and thoughtful revision and 21st century reboot of this iconic hero. As a Classics student, I’ve grown rather used to pop culture borrowing from and contorting Greek mythology, but as fictional adaptations go, Themyscira was a both artistically and culturally refreshing pseudo-Greek society. Anderson a

Ranking the Hunger Games Saga - Including THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES

“‘People aren’t so bad, really,’ she said. ‘It’s what the world does to them. Like us, in the arena. We did things in there we’d never have considered if they’d just left us alone.’” - Suzanne Collins, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes In a dystopian America, there were 13 original districts, one eventually destroyed by chemical warfare. One superior Capitol who won the war that led to the creation of a lottery: the Hunger Games. Two tributes, one girl and one boy, from the twelve remaining districts would be reaped each year to participate in a fight to the death that only ended when a single victor remained. Created to be a harsh, cruel reminder to the weak districts that the Capitol had

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Review: Panem Returns

The Hunger Games series is arguably a massive turning point in the now expansive history of twenty-first-century young adult literature. It marked a clear departure from the comedic, romantic suburban plots to a stark, dreary dystopia that was not afraid of its readers being forced to ponder the larger realities of life, in a thematic warning for the future. The original trilogy from author Suzanne Collins, consisting of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, was a massive blockbuster success for publisher Scholastic, so it is not surprising in the slightest that the fictional world of Panem has been roped in again for another entry in the saga. In Collins’ larger commentary of the

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