What is the difference between situation A and situation B? Two young women listening a guide in a room of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.A vintage colour illustration depicting an angry customer complaining about his meal to a waiter in a restaurant, circa 1910. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) We are seeing two different… Continue reading [opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1
https://youtu.be/tdR_GU3Hi9U A challenging YouTube commentary! I would also add that both of these myths/legends - King Arthur and Robin Hood - evoke a joyful masculinity, which was lost after the World Wars. Not only did the ideals of honour and chivalry die but also the blind belief in the ability of man (both figuratively and… Continue reading [YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)
“Knocking at the doors of human perception” is how Tim Adams describes the exploration of human selfhood in the form of transhumanism. As traditional notions of “human” have been challenged by postmodern thought, which questions universal modes of meaning and legitimation (New Keywords, 270), a complex discourse regarding “the human” has arisen thanks to increased… Continue reading [posting][original non-fiction] Artificial Intelligence and Human Enhancement: Exploring the Human in Alternative Identities
-Art and the Bible, Francis Schaeffer, 49.
Every other month or so, I sit down to re-watch one of my favourite artsy docufilm Oceans (Disneynature). Why do I watch it so often? What is it about this film that draws me back again and again? Why do people watch films? What role does film play within art and culture? Cultural theorists have… Continue reading [posting][school piece] The Role of Film in Art and Culture
Jackson Square Landmark Cinemas sold out Black Panther tickets for at least five days straight. I finally managed to find a showing one evening with three seats for my brother, my friend, and I. I was excited for a variety of reasons: I have always wanted to see a cat-themed superhero (Catman, for example); I… Continue reading [posting][review] Black Panther’s Wakanda
[Infinity War spoilers!!!] A crazy fan theory has surfaced: in a nutshell, Loki was faking it. Again. This theory argues that Loki was in fact the Hulk, who was sent to Earth by Heimdall. In this iteration, the Hulk is with Valkyrie all along with Korg and Miek, potentially returning to Earth in Avengers 4.… Continue reading [posting][SPOILERS!] An Interesting or Wishful Theory?
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 [review] Ghost in the Shell (2017)
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 [YT] Kingdom of Heaven Original Soundtrack: Disc 4 (Miscellaneous Artists)