A Plea for the Cinema

Let’s talk about the Coronavirus. I don’t have to tell any of you just how crazy everything has become in the past couple of weeks, as its been all anyone has seemed to want to talk about. The virus, and the resulting preventative measures being taken to curb its spread, has had a wide-reaching and unprecedented shockwave affect, touching nearly every facet of life. The … Continue reading A Plea for the Cinema

The Inexplicable and Guilty Allure of Joker

Joker is a frustratingly enigmatic movie, to the point where I’m having an incredibly difficult time deciding what exactly I think of it. It is, undoubtedly, a well-made film, by all technical standards. It’s brilliantly acted, has beautiful cinematography, stunning camerawork, and an incredible score. It has a methodical, captivating story, with complex, grounded characters. Based solely on the sum of its parts, Joker is … Continue reading The Inexplicable and Guilty Allure of Joker

The Unfortunate Soullessness of Live Action Adaptions

I have extremely mixed opinions when it comes to live-action adaptations of material that was originally intended for another medium. Be it of cartoons, animated films, or video games, the transition from traditional or computer animation always tends to be a particularly rocky one, at least when compared to comic book adaptions or film adaptions of literature. And it’s a trend that’s becoming more and … Continue reading The Unfortunate Soullessness of Live Action Adaptions

The Rise of the True Comic Book Movie

Comic Book movies are, undoubtedly, the current reigning champions of the film industry, at least in terms of sheer popularity and, by extension, profitability. Superheroes are in, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Despite countless critics claiming, for what seems like a decade now, that we’d eventually hit “Superhero Fatigue” and grow bored of the genre, time and time again they’ve … Continue reading The Rise of the True Comic Book Movie

The “Surprise Villain” Twist: A Rant

This summer, I’ve seen five massive blockbuster films, each with varying degrees of quality: Solo, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Mission Impossible: Fallout. And while all five are action films, they could not be any more different in terms of story, with plot’s ranging from intergalactic crime syndicates to dinosaur islands to superhero family dramas (alright, fine, there’s … Continue reading The “Surprise Villain” Twist: A Rant