by Kamea Pascua
The characters produced in Lady Bird are flawed right down to perfection. I adore the film. I’m annoyed at how relatable the mother-daughter relationship is. If anything, the movie is a massive slap in the face to reality, which—in a weird entirely not masochistic way— made me love it.
I will not deny that it is a “coming of age” story as advertised, but it’s also more than that. It’s the forming of a young woman (Lady Bird). Her shaping, her obliviousness to the world around her, and all that seems discredited in a simple statement such as "coming of age." The plot, as well as its characters, are real, raw, and beautifully morphed throughout. The film is stunning. But it doesn’t stop there. It subtly mentions critical political aspects that were relevant at the time (2002), i.e., abortion, gay rights, and terrorism, which keeps the film more grounded.
by Angelo Dominguez
Today, it seems as if people don't have the time for much of anything. We don’t go to stores, instead we order from Amazon. Instead of buying our own groceries, we use doordash or postmates. Today, convenience is everything. So where do we turn to when we seek love? Online dating apps such as Tinder, okCupid, or Farmers Only. I cannot claim to be the voice of the millennial generation, but I can speak from my personal experiences when I say, “Dating apps suck.”
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