Tag: Movies

  • Knives Out: A Modern Whodunit Masterpiece

    Knives Out: A Modern Whodunit Masterpiece

    Mysteries are so much fun. Especially since I’m an idiot who can never guess it right, so they never get old! But modern mysteries haven’t done much for me. That’s why I always stick to old Sherlock Holmes stories or Agatha Christie books. Which is why I missed out on Knives Out. I’ll never let […]

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The One Everyone and No One Remembers

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The One Everyone and No One Remembers

    So… I kinda went on a fantasy movie marathon a few weeks back. The first day, I watched The Princess Bride, Princess Mononoke (I’ll be talking about that one real soon, probably) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Then, the next day, I started a Harry Potter binge. Sort of like I was revisiting […]

  • Princess Mononoke: Ghibli’s Masterpiece

    Princess Mononoke: Ghibli’s Masterpiece

    I had an oddly intense debate with myself as to where to put this one. It was an anime, so surely it would be better off in the Saturday slot. But it’s a movie, so… wouldn’t it be better off in the Monday slot? In the end, I decided two things. One: it didn’t matter. […]

  • Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

    Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

    In storytelling, there are three important things you need to do to establish your characters. It doesn’t matter if it’s a book, a movie, a video game, or whatever. If you don’t do these three things, your character isn’t destined to last. They are: Give the audience their name Establish their backstory Establish their goal […]

  • The Stigma Against Animation

    The Stigma Against Animation

    Let me ask you something: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say ‘animation’? Is it a long, expensive, painstaking process that, when well executed, can result in a visually striking product that will stand the test of time? Maybe it’s a specific movie or show. Or, if you’re an average movie-goer, […]