Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about... Continue Reading →
-Christie, The Pale Horse, 182.
A great song which reminds us why we should first pursue what binds us all together before dwelling on what makes us different from each other.
-James K. A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, 80.
This film is a beautiful masterpiece, under-appreciated due to the unfortunate theatrical release. The Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven is a tour de force. The music, like the film, was obviously a source of conflict as various other pieces were inserted by Ridley Scott in replacement of Harry Gregson-William's work. Although I love Harry... Continue Reading →
The Uncanny Landscape In what ways do our environments reflect and link to ourselves and our health – and vice versa? In what ways is selfhood mirrored and submerged within our various internal and external landscapes? Stemming from revelations, how does the uncanny operate as a space for questioning and negotiation? Before answering these questions,... Continue Reading →
When I was young, I was tall and big for my age. I was called "fat" long before I actually became fat. As I grew up and solidified my priorities toward the area of academics, I frankly lost the ability to care in the face of what I really wanted to do. After twenty years,... Continue Reading →
What do you get when you attempt to reboot a classic as an AU (more or less)? You get resistance which will need to be overcome by producing something almost flawless. What do you get when your reboot gets appropriated by a very vocal minority (feminists)? You get some interest raised - and some skepticism.... Continue Reading →