Since doing a links roundup for Get Out and learning so much from it, I decided to do one for Moonlight too. It’s such a singularly beautiful and incredible film that gets better with each rewatch. I feel like there’s so much there that I’m unable to articulate, so I’m going to look for other people to do it for me!
There will, obviously, be spoilers for Moonlight. If you have not watched it, you definitely should.
I watched Get Out with two good friends (one fellow Chinese American, another Japanese American) recently, and we all loved it. It’s such an incredibly smart and well-crafted movie, and as it’s full of so much to unpack, I thought it deserved its own links roundup of reviews/analysis.
Be forewarned. This post will have copious spoilers.
So I finally got around to watching Pacific Rim semi-recently, and I was actually incredibly disappointed. I think the major cause of this was the disproportionate amount of praise heaped on it that is still, even now, circulating, mainly to the tune of “great PoC representation!” so I had been hoping for, well, Great PoC Representation.
What no one told me was that the “great PoC representation” bit actually had a corollary, and that was, “for Hollywood.” And even on that count, I wasn’t in the least bit impressed.
But, yeah, let’s talk about why I think Pacific Rim had shit representation. Because it did have shit representation.