Last year, I curated a playlist of my top songs of 2020. Now, as we ring in the new year, it’s time to dig into the songs I couldn’t stop listening to in 2021. Operating under one (loose) rule, all the songs on this playlist were released in 2021.
To save you the trouble of scrolling through streaming platforms for the perfect film, I’ve compiled a list of twelve of the best winter movies for the twelve days of Christmas. If you’ve got any time to spare in the coming weeks, grab some hot chocolate, light an overpriced seasonal candle from Bath & Body Works, and work your way through this ultimate movie marathon.
While most soundtracks are produced to underlay their respective films, the Shang-Chi soundtrack was made to accompany what the viewer sees on the screen. Each song was carefully curated to enhance the scene and is left lingering in the back of the viewer’s mind long after it has ended.
I have fallen victim to the social media slot machine many times. I first created an Instagram account when I was 12 years old. At that age, we are not able to fully comprehend the way that these websites are designed to trick us into using them more and more. I would see one post that made me feel bad about myself, and it would ruin my entire day.
As if that weren’t enough, Mulaney’s new show, From Scratch, has a reputation of being ‘uncomfortably vulnerable.’ He reportedly digs into the more nitty-gritty details of relapse, intervention and rehab. Mulaney’s comedic and tragic rendition of his journey digs up some of the roots of the glamorization of drug and alcohol abuse amongst the rich and famous that are firmly ensconced in many young adults’ brains.
Everyone’s favorite Beacon Hills hot girl, Scott McCall, is back and hopefully better than ever: and I have thoughts about it.
With its awful effects, cringy assumptions of how teenagers act and the worst casting decision Hollywood has seen in a very long time, I believe “Dear Evan Hansen” will soon become one of these ironic cult-classics.
The day in question was, of course, none other than Sept. 7, 2021: the release date of Sally Rooney’s third novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You.” (Although, if you are an indie musician or literary Twitter micro-celebrity, you have had it for months, along with a tote bag and, somehow, a promotional bucket hat).
After extensive research (movie-watching), I have curated what I believe to be the best list of spooky season media in no particular order for your viewing enjoyment.