Ahhh yes. Doesn't it feel good, friends? We're finally out of the woods on the overviews of Parts 1-8, so now we can start talking about the series in earnest. Yeah - this is the kind of stuff I really live for. So while I was writing the articles summarizing the various arcs, I regularly cam … Continue reading 30 in 30: Is ‘Jojo’ Spoiler-Proof?
For this week's editorial, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the dads out there. I'm still a childless bachelor, myself, but I know how hard a good father struggles to provide for his kids, and I can say from experience what an impact those figures can have when they take the time, not … Continue reading 5 Dads Who Put the “Pop” In Pop Culture
So often when we sit down to take in a movie, game, or other creative work, our role as the audience is a passive one. Sure, we have to keep up with the story and manage all the characters and relationships in our head, or go through the task of jumping, puzzling, and playing through … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight: The Importance of Subtext in Media
So I finally got off my butt with a few friends and caught Logan last Friday. And it's good. Really good. But I'm sure that, by now, you already saw it yourself or have been induced with enough reviews to know that without me telling you, so I won't drag you through a dissective opinion piece … Continue reading “Fear the Light”: How “Logan” Embraces Payoff
Hey everyone! It's been quite a while since I've managed to get a post up around here. Life's been crazy, and I've had too many ideas bouncing around without any of them sticking. I have a draft for the first in a series of me just venting about things I love, one for a mega-post … Continue reading For the Glory of Merlin, You Should Watch Trollhunters!
I recently saw the original Ghost in the Shell (1995) again during its recent return to theaters, and I found myself focusing on a new angle I'd never really given precedence before: the immense amount and varied levels of silence throughout the film. When you get told about this "high sci-fi action flick about cyborgs and espionage … Continue reading Beauty in the Empty Spaces: The Importance of Silence in Media