A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

When I saw the first, clearly targeted for me, Facebook ad for Rom Com Fest it was actually just advertising a screening of Never Been Kissed. After clicking on the link, I was surprised to find an entire festival dedicated to the romantic comedy genre, with beloved films, new features, talks, and other special events. … Continue reading A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

Dearest readers, I must admit that I felt some major fatigue during this last leg of watching the final eleven Oscar-nominated films and remaining two shorts categories. As with the last batch, I dreaded having to watch some of these films, for reasons outlined below. But, I finished—and found myself pleasantly surprised by a handful … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

In Volume One, I discussed the fourteen films I saw before the Oscar nominations were announced. Those were films I had wanted to see on my own before I decided to challenge myself to watch every single Oscar-nominated film this year. For this round, I’ll be discussing twelve features and one shorts category, which I … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One

As a costume designer who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, it should come as no surprise that I love Oscar season. In grade school, I wore prom dresses while watching the telecast in my living room, and in college, I invited friends over for Oscar-watching parties. Once, I … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2019 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One

Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I'm fascinated by America's current fixation with Marie Kondo. I've been familiar with the KonMari method for years now, from an old boss who eagerly anticipated getting their hands on the English translation of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up back in 2014. And though I had an inkling that Kondo's gentle, thoughtful approach to organization … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up