Everybody knows The Last of Us is based on a video game. The first episode of the TV series based on that game aired on HBO Max this week. The question is, does the series look good enough to watch even if you aren’t a gamer (e.g., me)?
Hala is a coming of age story about a Pakistani-American girl in a Chicago high school. It’s a different perspective (with a powerful female gaze) on the usual coming of age story. Hala was written and directed by Minhal Baig. The film is currently streaming on Apple TV+.