A Clockwork Orange: Debating the Art of Ultraviolence

catharsis: noun1a: purification or purgation of the emotions (such as pity and fear) primarily through artb: a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension2: elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression3: PURGATIONhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catharsis Finally got into a debate on a film (it's been a while). On a Discord server. Food for thought on … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: Debating the Art of Ultraviolence

The Evil Dead (1981, 2013) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Book of the Dead There aren't many horror films like this I actually enjoy. By all accounts, I shouldn't be enjoying this one. It has a lot of the tropes I really hate. Some dumb broad thinking it's a good idea to wander off into the woods by herself, in the … Continue reading The Evil Dead (1981, 2013) review

A Clockwork Orange (1971) film review

Rated: 4 / 5 It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you view them on the screen. Spoiler Warning This is one of the rare cases where I believe the filmmaker made the right decision removing the last chapter of the novel the film is based on for … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange (1971) film review

My Top 50 Favorite Culturally Impactful Film Moments

When one asks why films are so important, I say it's for the same reason tales as old as time are important. A common tale most, if not all, know about and discuss amongst each other. Common themes, imagery, moral lessons, religious implications, political positions, quotes, iconic characters, or even just an event that happens. … Continue reading My Top 50 Favorite Culturally Impactful Film Moments

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996) and Pinocchio (1971) dual review

I couldn't... help myself. Watching the Disney film again made me curious about the other adaptations of Pinocchio. I heard the best one is this 6 episode miniseries Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972), but that's beyond my current capabilities because I don't understand Italian (and there doesn't seem to be any dubbed or subbed version … Continue reading The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996) and Pinocchio (1971) dual review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1992

Electrodeless Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced. Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support. NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time. NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year. Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1992

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1992

Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior. Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating. US Army and Marine Corps forces arrive in Los Angeles to end rioting following the acquittal of four police officers over the beating of Rodney King. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1992

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1992

NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system. Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman. Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas. World's 7 wealthiest nations agree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1992