The use of color in Encanto

There is nothing quite like comfort when you're sick, so it's no surprise that I finally got around to my planned rewatch of Disney's Encanto this month. And can I just say -- the movie holds up on the rewatch. It remains entertaining. And more importantly, there are all sorts of little hints and clues... Continue Reading →

La via negativa, poetry, peace

A few years ago I read Amy Poehler's Yes, Please in my car on the way back and forth from my new job. (It was the audiobook, obviously. Poehler's narration makes it a fun listen.) Poehler's thesis can be summarized as such: say yes to every opportunity, have fun with it, and eventually you will... Continue Reading →

Opening up the theater

I've been to several in-person, mask-free events recently. I didn't intend for them to be mask-free, but upon arrival found that I was the only person masked. I probably could have doubled down and made a statement -- did for the first one. But several of these were work events and the politics get....a little... Continue Reading →

Space Sweepers

I caught Space Sweepers at the end of February, a fun little Netflix movie perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction. This story reminded me a great deal of Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop, but with really excellent choices with regards to diversity (the universal translator that allowed everyone to just speak their own language... Continue Reading →

FROZEN II Rewrite

Hey, friends! As obligated given it is one of the key quarantine movies shared by the masses, I watched FROZEN II a week or so ago. And wow, I kind of hated this movie. Don't get me wrong -- there were wonderful songs, the animation continued to be on point and there was a lot... Continue Reading →

Parasite: a study in inequality

Edit: I composed this pre-coronavirus, and honestly in light of these past weeks' events I feel that the message of Parasite is more relevant than ever. Best of luck to everyone struggling through these strange weeks. In February, Parasite won the Oscar and my local theater decided to bring it back for a special Valentine's... Continue Reading →

The Dark Crystal rewatch

Last weekend the S.O. and I sat down to watch The Dark Crystal at his insistence, likely in response to Netflix's recent announcement of a prequel series. This movie obviously has a special place in many hearts and mine is one of them - I watched this movie around the same time I was also... Continue Reading →

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑