Wakanda Forever

I saw it. I loved it. One of the things I particularly loved about this Marvel movie was the fact that it didn't quite feel like a Marvel movie. There was an emphasis on grief and the difficulty of grieving that I thought was particularly well paced, a hard, bitter shell around the soft, gooey... Continue Reading →

Finding peace in the Good Place

I've watched a lot of people die. This is a morbid place to start this particular blog entry, but I recently realized that not everyone is as involved in the deaths of their loved ones as I have been blessed to be. I have felt, watching my great-grandmothers and my grandparents and and the S.O.'s... 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 →

Marvel’s Endgame

Hello, and welcome. Did you catch the premier? I did, and I recommend you brush up on the following movies: The AvengersCaptain America: Winter SoldierCaptain America: Civil WarDr. StrangeAvengers: Infinity War While watching all the movies is a great goal, most of us don't have time for that. These five should get you to a... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Infinite War, Part 2

This blogpost finishes up my analysis of Infinity War, previously started last week. Here we'll be taking a look at the stakes and the level of uncertainty in the film. Let's proceed. In the last blogpost, I talked mostly about characterization that needed to be beefed up to have made Infinity War connect for me.... Continue Reading →

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