Nick Walker

Blunt Talks Returns to DTLA

On Tuesday, Blunt Talks returned to Los Angeles at Exchange LA in its efforts to open doors, elevate minds and create community. A series of “Ted Talk” styl...
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun is Also A Star.; Credit: Warner Bros.

The Sun Is Also a Star Is For Young Romance Fans, Not Old White Men

Following Jamaican-born Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi of Black-ish and Grown-ish) and first-generation Korean-American Daniel Bae (Charles Melton of Riverdale) as they fall into an ill-fated whirlwind 24-hour romance in New York (Natasha's family is set to be deported back to Jamaica just after they meet), The Sun is Also A Star isn’t out for realism; it’s a young adult fairy tale aimed at tugging adolescent heart-strings....
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Netflix's Bonding Is a Quirky and Quickie Binge

When it comes to the millennial mindset, there are certain things we all know to be true: (1) attention spans are short, (2) sex shaming is no longer a thing, and (3) “Netflix and chill” is very much still a thing. Bonding, Netflix’s new original seven-episode series, is an uncensored look at life for 20-somethings today, and it provides a quirky and quick (each episode is only 15 minutes) viewing experience for those fascinated by the fetish world — or not....
Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson find a way to stay Five Feet Apart.; Credit: Lionsgate

Strong Performances Save Doomed-Teen Romance Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart, Justin Baldoni's freshman directorial outing, follows the heartbreaking love story of two teenagers, both fighting a terrible disease that, tragically (in a vaguely Shakespearean way), links them together yet keeps them apart: cystic fibrosis, a brutal genetic disease that causes severe mucus buildup in the lungs and other organs....
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It's Time to Listen to Our Better Angels on China

Had Better Angels come out five years ago, maybe around the time its production began, this writer may not have recommended immediately running out to see it. However, in today’s political climate, it feels not only important but necessary. Better Angels provides the angle on the U.S.-China relationship that is missing from news media, and for us as informed citizens, it is essential viewing....