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Edgar Ortega

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, I am an aspiring filmmaker, or film journalist. Whichever one sticks. Way too obsessed with a galaxy far, far away for my age. You will often find me discussing a series about dragons and ice zombies on social media. Without the arts, I don’t know where I would be in my life right now. Storytelling has allowed me to let my imagination run wild in ways even I couldn’t predict. If I don’t pick up, it’s probably because I am too busy writing or watching something (good or bad) at the cinema.

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House of the Dragon Season 1 Finale Recap/Review

House of the Dragon ’s Season 1 Finale is here, and it closes off this ten-week journey on a bitter note as war breaks loose following our first dragon battle.

Dear Zoe (SDIFF Review): Sadie Sink Commands the Screen

Dear Zoe tries way too hard to leave a mark on the audience, but a fantastic Sadie Sink and a charismatic Theo Rossi manage to bring the film together.

House of the Dragon Episode 9 Recap/Review: Usurping the Throne

Episode 9 of House of the Dragon marks the first official blow against Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne as the Greens attempt to usurp her seat of power.

Super 8 (Review): A Nostalgic Piece Ahead of Its Time

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is a carefully crafted film that depicts the pop culture that inspired a generation to look back at our past with nostalgia.

House of the Dragon Episode 8 Recap/Review: The Last Supper

Episode 8 of House of the Dragon treats us to a somber family dinner that serves as a last hoorah for Paddy Considine’s Viserys.

House of the Dragon Episode 7 Recap/Review: An Eye For An Eye

Episode 7 of House of the Dragon sees blood being drawn, as characters embrace whose sides they’re on. Black or Green, there’s no turning back now.

Butterfly in the Sky (Nashville Review): Why Storytelling Matters

Butterfly in the Sky is a love letter to LeVar Burton’s PBS children show, depicting how storytelling can change lives for the better.

House of the Dragon Episode 6 Recap/Review: Generational Conflicts

Episode 6 of House of the Dragon sees family conflicts being passed down to the next generation in an episode that plays out as a second pilot for the series.

James Cameron’s Avatar (2009): A Clichéd Grand Spectacle

We’re getting close to the long awaited sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar (2009): let’s take  a look at the original film as it’s rereleased in theaters.

House of the Dragon Episode 5 Recap/Review: Bloody Wedding Amidst War

Episode 5 of House of the Dragon bids its farewell to Milly Alcock and Emily Carey in this explosive mid-season episode that sets up its future conflict.