This was a strange decade for cinema. We saw the rise of the superhero genre as the MCU came into its own. Star Wars returned to... various degrees of success (none of which I'm going to talk about, ever, so don't even ask). Many a franchise was rebooted, many a pointless sequel was made, and… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of the Decade
It was an interesting year for movies this year. We were graced with the biggest blockbuster of all time in Avengers: Endgame, which paid off ten years of build-up and smashed all the box office records to become the number one top-grossing film of all time. The photo-realistic Lion King set the world ablaze with… Continue reading My Five Favorite Movies of 2019
I was a strange, hateful kid. There were a lot of things that I just decided were bad without more than a glance at them. Never did I provide a real reason to support my dislike of any one thing. I just hated stuff. Though I guess that hasn't changed much. But now I can… Continue reading Why Documentaries Are So Good (Or Can Be So Bad)
There are few creators as bizarre as Hideo Kojima. He has made a ton of classic games, including the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and lots of underappreciated gems like Snatcher (look it up, it's great). And just recently, he's released the much anticipated and... divisively received Death Stranding! Which I don't want to talk about. I like… Continue reading Should We Be Excited For a Hideo Kojima Movie?
Out of all the various villains in movies, books, and video games, Nazis are among the most common. Hopefully, I shouldn't have to explain why. They are history's ultimate case of 'yeah, fuck those guys'. In terms of villains for a morally black-and-white story, Nazis are the ultimate easy pick. Unfortunately, it isn't that simple.… Continue reading Jojo Rabbit: To Laugh in the Dark Times
With movies nowadays, everyone always seems to want more. More action. More visual effects. More stuff in the frame. More colors. What they don't seem to understand is that sometimes less can be a whole lot more than more. As I said last week, I have a huge soft spot for classic films. There are a lot of… Continue reading The Sin of Coloring Black and White Movies
Watching classic movies is always a nice experience. To me, old cinema has a special charm to it that newer films just can't replicate. There are a lot of reasons why; older visual quality, practical effects over CGI, fantastic performers who are either no longer with us or have stopped caring about acting, the list… Continue reading The Death of Suspension of Disbelief