Dynamic range and color science are more important than resolution when it comes to digital image capture, one reason the Alexa is so popular with cinematographers despite it having barely more than 2k resolution up until recently.
The opening paragraph mentions the relentless bullying she's faced online, so it's not a misplaced comment...I do agree Finn is not a well used character. I found it odd they continue to separate Finn and Poe when in their brief time together in Force Awakens they had great chemistry, and a clear character conflict. One wants to fight, one wants to run, but they are stuck together. In Last Jedi, again, they separated the two characters for some reason.
Yes, don't blame the Asian girl, blame the black guy. That will keep the toxic racists on social media in line.
You can buy a 30 dollar c-mount lens off Amazon with an adapter and get the same swirly bokeh.
For serious work, izotope makes incredible noise reduction plugins and editing software. I've been able to save audio I thought for sure I would have to loop.
Black wrap aluminum foil. Use it to flag and shape light, black out windows, and other uses I've yet to think of.