My Triumphant Return to TIFF

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, I didn’t attend the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). I’ve been going to TIFF since 2012 and the only other time I’ve missed the festival was in 2016 when I was suffering from strep throat (not fun!). Now I’m back in 2021 with thoughts about five filmsContinue reading “My Triumphant Return to TIFF”

Ugh. Hawkeye.

I’ve been on the record about my dislike of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) version of Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner. This dislike has nothing to do with Jeremy Renner and everything to do with the MCU’s approach to the character which involves mediocre/nonexistent character development as well as terrible character development aka Hawkeye-goes-by-the-name-Ronin-in-Avengers: Endgame-and-spends-the-beginning-of-the-movie-traveling-to-different-countries-to-murder-brown-bad-guysContinue reading “Ugh. Hawkeye.”


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About Me

Hello! I’m Ardo and welcome to my blog. I’m the Kids Coordinator at the Festival of Literary Diversity and a writer. You can also hear me on the Put A Blurb On It podcast with my co-host, Yash! I hope to update this often and share with you what I’m up to.