Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

Film Rated: 3.5 / 5 Book Rated: 3.5 / 5 The film isn't very much like the novel itself. Both were made for entirely different reasons. In fact, one could argue that the film was made for the purpose of critiquing just about everything the novel stands for, and doing it in a way that … Continue reading Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

Why Film Must be Viewed Responsibly

From the Greek tragedies of Euripides to the bawdy comedies of Shakespeare, both ancient and classical writers suffered no shame in telling a good story with the intention of proving a point or illustrating how they believed we ought to live in this world. Storytelling from its inception was expected to be more than entertainment.Brian … Continue reading Why Film Must be Viewed Responsibly

The Last Samurai (2003) review

Rated: 3 / 5 So the actions scenes are great and all, particularly during the last act. The movie is made well, paced well, acted well, it's all well-constructed. In the past I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Nowadays, the political undertones are too loud for me to ignore for my honed-in senses. … Continue reading The Last Samurai (2003) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV1d79liCMs After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen. Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities. US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons. Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people." Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1992

Matilda (1996) review

Rated: 2.5 / 5 Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdC_YMvYZyI One of those films … Continue reading Matilda (1996) review

A Clockwork Orange: Debate on Ultraviolence part 2

objective (adj): 1.) expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations.subjective (adj): 1.) characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind : PHENOMENAL. 2a.)  peculiar to a particular individual : PERSONAL. 2b.) modified or affected by personal views, experience, or backgroundhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/ I guess this is … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: Debate on Ultraviolence part 2

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