Review: Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)

TL;DW – Run, don’t walk to this movie while you can (if you can). I know it’s still got a pretty limited release, but this is a film that you don’t want to miss. Few films are this beautifully done from top to bottom — writing, direction, acting, animation — while also being both profound and […]

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The Film Was Wide Enough

“Come on, Tom. Let’s finish this the way we started: together.” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2) I want to start with this blanket statement: adaptation is not easy, and I know from practical experience as a member of the media industry. Having majored in Digital Video & Cinema at university, I had more […]

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Facilis Descensus Averno

Facilis descensus Averno “The descent into Hell is easy.” (Vergil, Aeneid VI.124) The above Vergil epigraph is, of all things, the creed of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters — Nephilim warriors who fight demons unbeknownst to mundanes like you or me within her wildly popular series, The Mortal Instruments. It stresses that, essentially, it’s really easy to go down […]

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In Defense of “Filmamir”

If you happened to read my previous post, “In the Shadow of ‘The Ring’,” you know I’m not the biggest fan of Tolkien. And, if you haven’t read that then, well, now you know: Tolkien and I don’t get along. Bur Peter Jackson and I? We have a much better relationship. Sure, his films can be overlong […]

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Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

CAVEAT EMPTOR: The following post will contain spoilers for specific incidents in HBO’s series, Game of Thrones, from Seasons 5-6. You have been warned. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (Exodus 22:18) Game of Thrones has now concluded its sixth season in what can only be described as “epic” fashion. And while I would […]

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