Coco: A Somewhat Touching, but Problematic View on Dia de los Muertos [BlackGirlNerds]

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This review was published on Black Girl Nerds on December 29, 2017.  While there were a few enjoyable moments in the movie, the erasure of Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous people and the Land of the Dead reflecting the real world white supremacist racial hierarchies in Latin America, ultimately created a very empty movie that is invested in mestizaje.  Please read the review on Black Girl Nerds.

 

BGN Film Review: “Hey Arnold! The Jungle Book Movie” [BlackGirlNerds]

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This article was originally published on Black Girl Nerds on February 13, 2018.  This movie review was a follow up to the article I wrote about the problematic representation of the Indigenous Green-Eyed People.  Sadly, the movie reaffirmed its shitty portrayal of the Green-Eyed People and overall perpetuated the White Saviors Complex.  My name and bio were once again published at the bottom so no one cannot argue with me about who wrote these articles.  Please read the movie review on Black Girl Nerds.

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Book Movie – The Problem with the Green-Eyed People [BlackGirlNerds]

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This was originally published on Black Girl Nerds on August 21, 2017.  This article examined the problematic representation of the Indigenous Green-Eyed People and how the Journal two-part special perpetuated the White Saviors Complex.  This time I made sure my name and bio were published at the bottom of the article.  Please read the article on Black Girl Nerds.

“Zootopia”: A Fascinating Insight to Systemic Social Injustice with Humor [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on March 28, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This review focused on the how well the movie was able to discuss several socio-political issues in an anthropomorphic world.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

“Otona Joshi no Anime Time”: Stories For Adult Womxn [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on February 28, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

It’s rare for josei stories to get any kind of adaptation so when NHK dedicated to animate a few one-shot episodes written by famous Japanese womxn authors, I had to write about it.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

Akatsuki no Yona Series Review: Women in Anime and Manga [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on January 5, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This series review was about why Yona is such a great and empowering character and how overall the characters in the series are well written.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

 

“Song of the Sea” Review: Why Animation Is An Important Medium For Oral Tradition [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 8, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was an analytical movie review about Song of the Sea and why the film was an example of why animation is a beautiful way for old and new oral traditional stories to be told.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

 

Tephlon Funk Manga Demo Review: Who Rules Queensbridge?[AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 1, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was a short demo sent to AnimeComplexium to review. The story of Tephlon Funk revolves around a group of young Black kids trying to figure out the mystery of Tephlon Funk in New York City.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.