A Vegan’s Take on the Shape of Water

With 13 Oscar nominations, The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been getting lots of buzz this year. I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately in terms of going to the movies lately (my favorite film so far being The Square), and encouraged by the effusive reviews went to see it.

I wasn’t as enchanted by it by most critics and I have to admit I’m not sure I …

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A Vegan’s Take on Okja

Before seeing Bong Joon-ho’s film Okja, produced by Netflix, I didn’t know what a potential game-changer it might be for the vegan cause. I’d heard a little here and there about the film, knew it was a part Korean, part American sci-fi film centered around a girl and a genetically-modified pig-like animal and that it involved a struggle between a vigilante animal rights group and Big Ag. I held off on watching it at first, …

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A Vegan’s Take on the Shallows

I’m a sucker for survival stories. There’s something about people being stranded in the wilderness or ocean, armed with nothing other than their own ingenuity and grit that I find fascinating. Maybe it’s because these sort of situations are so different from our own everyday banal lives. It was probably with this in mind that I watched The Shallows one evening. The morning after, I found myself jotting down impressions from the film as I …

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