The Green Knight (2021) vs. Gawain and the Green Knight (1991)

The Green Knight Rated: 1 / 5 Wokeness: 3 / 5 You know, the most hilarious thing about this is the imdb description of it. I quote: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.imdb What the hell did they think it was before? Historical fiction absent of any … Continue reading The Green Knight (2021) vs. Gawain and the Green Knight (1991)

Secretary (2002) review

Rated: 3 / 5 A while back, I went hard on those 50 Shades films (first, second, and third) in a series of drunk reviews (I couldn't get through those films sober). I never thought I'd find myself saying this, but I was too easy on those movies. Because I'm ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading Secretary (2002) review

Beowulf (2007), and the passing down of stories and their values

Rated: 2 / 5 Do not foster pride, glorious warrior! The great fame of your might lasts but a little while. then soon enough will sickness or the sword deprive you of strength-- or the grasp of flames, or the surging flood, or the slashing blade, or the flight of a spear, or horrid old … Continue reading Beowulf (2007), and the passing down of stories and their values

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