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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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Baby Ruby (Film Review): The Horrors of Motherhood

Baby Ruby is a fascinating, at times messy exploration of postpartum depression that balances out some eerie visuals with strong themes about motherhood.

Hugo (Film Review): Scorsese’s Love Letter to Cinema

Hugo gives Martin Scorsese a break from his usual dark dramas and in return turns in a family friendly movie about outcasts and rediscovering old relics.

The White Lotus (HBO) Season 2 Review

HBO’s The White Lotus season 2 explores the complications of love. Are we good enough, or are we destined to end in rotten relationships?

The Witcher: Blood Origin – Netflix Review

It may not be for everyone, but Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin is a solid companion piece for anyone waiting for the return of The Witcher series.

Crimson Peak (Review): Not A Ghost Story, But A Story With Ghosts In It

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak trades straightforward horror in favor of a sub-genre that, up to this point, was mostly forgotten: gothic romance.

Slumberland (Netflix) Review: When Reality Is Better Than Dreams

Netflix ’s Slumberland is a weird addition to Francis Lawrence’s filmography that will entertain young children and send parents into a cozy slumber.

Róise & Frank (SDIFF Review): A Well-Intended Pet Drama

In difficult times of grief or depression, Róise & Frank is here to remind us that we can find peace in places we least expect.

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 Film Review

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

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.