King of Clowns: The Joker

The lonely and depressive Arthur Flecks lives with his mother and works as an unsuccessful clown over the streets of Gotham City. Arthur sees his life change completely as he embarks on a journey searching his purpose in life while being isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, starting a slow descent into madness as he […]

Read More

Reservoir Dogs

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, six smart and intriguing criminals are hired to steal diamonds. However, during the robbery, the police show up, unexpectedly ruining the robbers’ plan. With some of the group members killed, the remaining individuals start questioning and discussing the existence of an undercover cop among them, giving the spark to […]

Read More

City of God

City of God “City of God” follows different individuals from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, observing their difficulties, challenges, and transformations. The Brazilian movie delivers important social messages, showing how poverty and criminality really work in developing countries around the globe, and how its individuals chose their life path within these communities. Considered as […]

Read More

Joker: An Unsuccessful Character Study of the Infamous ‘Clown Prince’

Joker follows Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a miserable loner who is always down on his luck. Arthur lives with his mother, taking care of her in a dilapidated apartment. His work life is not much better, working as a clown for hire for a ton of miscellaneous jobs and his aspiring stand-up comedy career isn’t […]

Read More

Should Insta Posts Decide Politics?

In our social media-driven society, being a celebrity doesn’t only mean living a lavish lifestyle, attending parties, and throwing hundred dollar bills out of Maserati windows. It means having the power and voice to make the world become aware of significant issues.  Most celebrities have a tremendous number of followers on their social media. This […]

Read More

El Camino: A Necessary Story or Forced Narrative?

Breaking Bad, touted as one of the greatest TV shows ever made, ended over five years ago. Its finale is celebrated for wrapping up all of the answers and polishing off the arcs of the characters it followed for over 5 seasons. However – seemingly out of nowhere – the shows creator, Vince Gilligan, announces […]

Read More

System Change – Not Climate Change

We call ourselves climate activists. We attend climate marches. We pronounce our commitment to sustainability on our Instagram stories. But mostly, it’s a lie. We still take cars to school; fly to exotic destinations for beach holidays; forget to turn off the lights; eat beef from Argentina; stand under steaming showers for 20 minutes. Our […]

Read More

ZIS’ Never-Ending Debate: IB vs AP

IB or AP? This is the daunting decision that looms over every Upper School student. Either students are trying to wrap their heads around which one to choose in the first place or they are living through the consequences of their choice. The task of choosing AP or IB, a mix of the two or […]

Read More