Derin Savasan

Derin is a columnist at The Tufts Daily. She's a freshman majoring in Cognitive and Brain Science, Linguistics, and good times. Some of her accolades include: holding the world’s highest skill level in Wii Tennis, being the ghostwriter for Kid Cudi, and NOT having cried at the end of La La Land. You can reach her at [email protected]


Hot Take: ‘Ratatouille’ is Pixar at its best

The film's story is universal. Remy represents a small part of us that strives to be something we’ve been told we can’t be. He represents a dream we’ve been longing for. Linguini represents our insecurities, the side of us holding us back. The two together create this power, this ability to create and do the impossible, to prove others wrong.


‘Malcolm & Marie’ is gorgeous, well-acted, but not much more

Malcolm and Marie feel like self-indulgent think pieces who scream at each other rather than three-dimensional characters who feel authentic.


Unpacking Lady Di’s wardrobe in ‘The Crown’

Perhaps, what most of us were looking forward to the most, was the long-awaited debut of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin), the British royal who stole all of our hearts with her fashion, intellect, kindness and beauty. Therefore, it only feels right if we unpack some of Lady Di’s looks on the show in detail and explore what they mean in terms of the show’s context.


‘We Are Who We Are’ ticks all the boxes

At first glance, HBO's "We Are Who We Are" (2020) seems like the lovechild of "Euphoria" (2019) and "Skins" (2007-2013) — another teen drama that portrays the ups and downs of adolescence and self-discovery. But as with all filmmaker Luca Guadagnino projects, there's more than what meets the eye.


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