Existential from a young age, I am a self-motivated multimedia storyteller with experience writing and editing, and creating content that engages readers. I have a background in publications, startups, and corporate environments and can communicate complex ideas for wide audiences. I am most knowledgeable in editorial strategy, pitching and ideation, and social media. Passions include exploring trending Gen-Z pop culture, traveling the world, and jigsaw puzzles. - Ilana Davis
Entertain | Mental includes Movie and TV analysis, journalistic reporting, creative writing, photo galleries, and multimedia work.
Previous work and bylines can be found on MuckRack.
About Entertain | Mental
Entertain | Mental was originally established in 2018 as a blog for recommending movies, TV shows, and music in the ever-changing streaming landscape. Over time it developed into taking these facets of entertainment and exploring their deeper meaning. Like modern myths, each scene, script, and lyric reaches wide audiences with the hopes of shaping their worldview. Telling stories about stories.
Can The Wizard of Oz be considered an American fairytale? Were its symbols and themes of fruitful farmlands and the everyday man provide a beacon of hope for a nation recovering from the Great Depression?
The earthquakes, floods, and fires depicted in disaster movies of the 21st century - 2012, San Andreas, Greenland, etc. - rival that of stories found in ancient texts. Why do these images instill cataclysmic anxiety or existential dread as similar events unfold in our own world (if at all)?
Oppenheimer was released at a time of heightened turmoil between warring nations, particularly leading superheroes with nuclear capabilities. Why? What were director Christopher Nolan's intentions for retelling this story now - some 70 years after the bomb went off and what came next?
I don’t know. It’s all rather subjective. That’s the fun of it and Entertain | Mental is a space to ask these questions. What we consume consumes us; and that has the power to influence, inform, and - most importantly - entertain.