Currently the lightning mouse detective is taking the world by storm. So far, the initial response seems vaguely positive which as a video game adaptation…we take those. Video game film adaptations have a notorious history of being less than stellar. Most for reasons spanning from failing to understand the value of player autonomy in certain … Continue reading Putting on the Producer’s Cap: Pitching the Next Detective Pikachu
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Vile Ted Bundy is what I think is the title of the Netflix movie everyone is talking about at the time of writing this. I’ve heard mixed responses on the film mostly pertaining to how the film has chosen to portray Ted Bundy through the perspective … Continue reading The Sympathetic Killer
Preface: I don't like to stir the pot but I mean just look at that title. It was too fun to pass up the opportunity to write that. I feel it necessary to warn you all that there is something truly terrifying that I will be discussing today, and it is something that may have … Continue reading A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?
Hello everyone, welcome back to my short film series shortcut where we look at short films usually through a specific lens to hopefully think of these various elements of film to gain some perspective and grow as media creators and critics ourselves. The common factor between today's bunch is genre conventions. Conventions are common traits, … Continue reading Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)
I've Noticed Something Hey did you notice Karandi over at 100 Word Anime just celebrated their 3 year blog anniversary this month? No, but they're awesome! I'm glad they're still continuing to make incredible content. I'll be sure to recommend anyone who hasn't to go check them out and congratulate them on reaching that milestone. … Continue reading Celebrating Bloggers’ Anniversaries/ Sunshine Blogger Award Part 2
Anime is a cruel and unforgiving mistress. The bittersweet nature I’m finding with enjoying anime series is that there are certainly incredible shows to be discovered, but a lot of them will be a brief affair. For some context, what I’m talking about all comes down to syndication philosophy. My fellow Americans... let’s face it … Continue reading When One Episode Turns Good to Great – Beyond the Boundary Episode Review
Short films live and die on how with it being such a short commitment to watch them what makes them worth remembering? Often filmmakers will pander to political biases to make their work noteworthy... when that doesn't work they may try to demonstrate their outside the box writing chops by creating an ending the audience … Continue reading Ooh What a Twist! (shortcut ep. 2)