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From right to left: actresses Abra (Em), Suki Waterhouse (Sarah), Odessa Young (Lily) and Hari Nef (Bex) in “Assassination Nation” (2018). Credits: Neon Company.

Before exploring a more realistic portrayal of teenagers in modern age with HBO series Euphoria, back in 2018 director Sam Levinson, ventured to explore similar themes but in a more heavy-handed, bloody approach to matters such as mental health, the erosion of privacy given social media’s power over us, coming of age, social prejudices and more importantly: how political upheavals turn violent given faulty ideals of morality.

“Assassination Nation”, is a action/thriller film that follows the story of four teenage girls who are hunted by an entire city after they are falsely accused of leaking the private information of the…


Credits: The Pokémon Company

This year, Pokémon celebrates 25 years of existence since the famous game came to the Gameboy. To celebrate the occasion, last February, the company confirmed three new games, in which nostalgia is an important aspect of these.

The first game already available, ‘New Pokémon Snap’ for the Nintendo Switch, is the sequel to the game of the same name that was originally released for the Nintendo 64 back in the 90s.

In ‘New Pokémon Snap’, you take on the role of a Pokémon researcher who travels to the Lental region to assist Professor Mirror in his investigation of the rare…


Scenes of a woman giving birth is not new in the entertainment industry, yet, much has been addressed how unreal it is. A bit of dramatic music, fake tears, an unexpected event before the mother being rushed to the hospital, and a glossy face whilst delivering a human being to this world. “Pieces of a Woman” rejects all that.

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, and written by Kata Wéber, the film accompanies the miscarriage of Martha Weiss, played by Vanessa Kirby, and delivers a truthful depiction of the multifaceted complexity of such events not only the life of a mother but…


During lockdown we have all been scrambling for a proper haircut. After painfully chopping our streaks, almost donning a buzzcut and suffering to acquire THAT French girl effortless-fringe, or TikTok-approved 90s updo hairstyle, we can now finally dream to pay a lovely and indeed urgent visit to our hairdressers and barbers as restrictions begin to lift.

Amazon, aware of our need for a makeover, has just announced its hair salon in Spitalfields, east London. In par with the innovative ethos carried by the company, the place will not only provide the good old haircut, blow-dries and colour treatments to guarantee…


Acquiring the privilege of being nominated for potentially winning an oscar, is rare. The first way to achieve the aforementioned award is by building a complex, turbulent story and hope that said story will resonate with the viewer’s and critic’s — at least at large — perspective and comprehension of the film when it travels outside the screenwriter and director ideals of what makes a good narrative. Or there is the second way: by plastering the feeling of nostalgia that has been amusing Hollywood in the 21st century.

Nominated for more than 6 categories, such as “Best Film”, “Best Actor”…


Credits: Netflix

First scene. City of Columbus, Georgia, 1927. Two black men running and panting from something or someone in a scary forest, dogs barking, indistinguishable loud voices can be heard in the back. If you have seen any film set in the past in any southern state of the US before, your mind already goes to presume both men are slaves escaping from the white supremacy system manifested by white people. Yet, in this case, both men are actually running to get their place in a queue to a safe place for black people, to listen to the mother of blues.


How the artist galvanized diversity in pop culture through underwear

In the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure to experience artists such as Beyonce, Gaga, Selena, Demi etc, venturing on intercepting new niches of commerce. From the beauty industry to fashion brands, artists nowadays are no longer confined by their primary area of how-to. Multitudes have become the statement of which to present your personality and your ethos to the public eye. Yet, when an artist goes on a transition from their respective field of work to new pathways, their steps towards anew realms are based on insecurity due…


  • Story originally published in September of 2020

“In Brazil, we have symbolic ghettos in our heads” — affirms the psychologist Ângela Soligo, about how the black person is seen by the Brazilian gaze. “We put black people in prejudice boxes. We place this group in our symbolic ghettos ”. In the last few months, with the return of the social and political discussions promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement, in which it seeks to manifest the injustices experienced by people of colour, debates on reforms in how society organizes itself around issues of racial prejudice have been fostering from…


  • Story originally published in November of 2020

“What we have are many documentaries that deal with animal exploitation, slaughter, nutritional issues and obviously they are important, but I did not find anything that would provide space for people from the low income to talk about the matter” — says the documentary’s director “ Peripheral Vegan ”, Rauany Nunes Farias. In recent years, there has been a growth in products and adherents to the vegan lifestyle. …


  • Story originally published in October of 2020

“It has to be plural, it has to be diverse, this is the model the general market should take, just like the fashion industry has always done” — says Carlos Jereissati Filho, CEO of Iguatemi Shopping Centre, in the second lecture of the Iguatemi Talks Fashion conference. Interviewed by journalist Pedro Bial, Carlos shared how the international and national trade has been inspired by the models already experienced by the fashion industry since its conception. Due to the pandemic, the commercial sector is having to reinvent itself to meet the new needs of…

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