Sundance Highlights Speculative Storytelling From Southeast Asia

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival has come to a close, following 11 days of presenting in-depth films and conversations from all over the world, for an audience that was originally supposed to be a hybrid one. While there was so much in store in terms of new works, a major takeaway yours truly got from attendance is that there are quite a few speculative works arising from Southeast Asia, and Sundance made the world premieres possible for two of them: Ham Tran’s Maika and Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Leonor Will Never Die.

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‘Euphoria’ Recap: Cal Me By Your Name

Let’s get one thing straight, Nate and Cal Jacobs are the worst. Between the patriarchal leader of the Jacobs clan and his sinister offspring, the duo have managed not only to cause the entire town trouble, but also managed to make an enemy out of each other. The list goes on and on, blackmail, bribery, threats, adultery. And those are just the offenses I feel comfortable mentioning. Nate and Cal are downright supervillains at this point.

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‘Euphoria’ Recap: Maybe You Should Go And Love Yourself

Euphoria is currently three episodes in to its second season. If you’ve been keeping up with it, you’ll understand why that just doesn’t sound right. I’m just under three hours, Euphoria has already delivered some truly crazy moments in TV history.

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‘Euphoria’ Promises More Drama and Trauma This Season


Directed by show creator Sam Levinson, the season 2 premiere, “Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door,” transports viewers into another night of Euphoria. That title does more than reference the show’s heavy inclusion of sex, drugs, and more sex and drugs, it’s a nod to its most central theme — that feeling of euphoria is a treasure sought out by most everyone in the series.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Hits Its 100th Episode Milestone with a Bang

Time to leave Rivervale and head back to our prime universe, Riverdale. “Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox” marks the series’ 100th episode as well as the end of the special five-episode Rivervale event, and its filled with answers, emotion, death, twists, and so much more! For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 6×05.

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NOC Recap: Say Goodbye to ‘Riverdale’ and Hello to ‘Rivervale’

We’re officially not in Riverdale any longer! “Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale” introduces fans to a whole new universe, one that is definitely a lot darker than we are used to. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 6×01.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Takes on ‘Next to Normal’ for This Season’s Musical

“Chapter Ninety-Four: Next to Normal” is season 5’s highly anticipated musical episode and it was definitely the most emotional one yet. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×18.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Will Make You Fall in Love With The Pussycats All Over Again

In “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats,” Ashleigh Murray, Hayley Law, and Asha Bromfield are back to give our favorite musical trio the closure they deserve! The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×15.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Serves Up This Season’s Triptych Episode

“Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery” begins the road to healing for a trio of characters. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×14.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Gives Hiram Lodge His Origin Story

“Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge” sheds some light on Riverdale’s biggest villain while managing to deliver one of the most well told and deep episode of the series so far. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×12.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Returns With All Its Glory

Wednesday nights were definitely not the same without Riverdale‘s craziness. Luckily, the show has finally returned with “Chapter Eighty-Seven: Strange Bedfellows,” which kicks off the second part of season 5. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×11.

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NOC Recap: The ‘Cruel Summer’ Season Finale Wraps Everything Up and Then Blows It All Up Again

“Hostile Witness” shows events from (approximately) October 3rd, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×10 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 8 Reveals Some Shocking and Interesting Missing Events to the Story

“Proof” shows events from (approximately) August 30th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×08 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 7 Changes Everything

“Happy Birthday, Kate Wallis” shows events from (approximately) August 29th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×07 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 6 is a Breaking Point for the Turner Family

“An Ocean Inside Me” shows events from (approximately) August 15th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×06 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 5 is a Tangled Web of Twisted Games

“As The Carny Gods Intended” shows events from (approximately) July 29th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×05 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Leaves Us With the Biggest Cliffhanger So Far

“You Don’t Hunt, You Don’t Eat” shows events from (approximately) July 15th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×04 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 3 Brings Fireworks and New Revelations

“Off With a Bang” shows events from (approximately) July 4th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers, so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×03 of Cruel Summer. This episode also gives a warning for images of domestic violence that may be triggering so this will apply to this review as well.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Will Have You Hooked With its Captivating Premiere

Cruel Summer just premiered with two back-to-back episodes — “Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner” and “A Smashing Good Time.” While many can just chalk this two-hour introduction to the series as a way to truly get fans hooked, it seems to almost be done in a way to really drive all of the storytelling aspects that the series is doing home, basically dedicating one episode each to introducing the two main characters, which you will find yourself torn between as you are forced to pick a side.

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NRW Review: ‘Raised By Wolves’ Season 1, Episode 6

Heyyyy! It’s Kuya P and I recently sat down with my NRW Crew of Loy Lee and Glenn Lawrence to review and discuss the HBO Max series, Raised By Wolves Season 1 — Episode 6. Check it out! You can catch Raised By Wolves currently streaming on HBO Max!

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NRW Review: ‘Utopia’ Season 1, Episode 1-2

Heyyyy! It’s Kuya P and I recently sat down with my NRW Crew of Loy Lee and Glenn Lawrence to review and discuss the Amazon Prime series, Utopia Season 1 — Episode 1-2. Check it out! You can catch Utopia currently streaming on Amazon Prime!

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