-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 →
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 →
[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 →
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 →
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 →
評論家の役目 社会で評論家の役目はなんですか？映画と上げる、映画評論家は何が話しますか？評論家の聴衆の興味は大事ですか？今では映画の評論するのは“いいだ”と“わるいと”が言うほど簡単ではない。哲学的や思想的の含有量も評論します。映画評の中にはその新しい傾向が本当にいいんですか？ マスコミに抑えれば、映画評も簡単に影響を与えるかもしれません。そして、私たちは評論家を評判しなければならなくて、評論家のひいき目が気を付けます。ひいき目。芸と技法は評論家の領域ですが、映画評はその領域に出るたびに、読者たちは映画評の意見を健やかな一服の懐疑主義で考えるのほうがいいです。ポストモダンの世界で人間はたくさん自由意志あるだから、自分の道徳的の判断は大切です。自由主導権に、覇権を問うのは私たちの義務だと訊くそうだが、事実は彼たちまではいわる自由主義者を擁護したくないかもしれません。政治が芸術に影響を与えることを許可していますか？さらに重要なことには、政治は現実に影響を与えるのは許しますか？ The Role of the Critic What is the role of film critic in society? When a film comes out, what can a film critic talk about? Are the interests of the critic’s audience important? Nowadays, critiquing a film isn’t as easy as saying “it’s good” or “it’s bad”. Philosophical and ideological content is... Continue Reading →
Thor: Ragnarok is one of the few movies I am looking forward to seeing next year. I say "looking forward to", but I would be lying if I didn't admit to some concerns. This is mostly in part due to what I consider to be the travesty of Thor: The Dark World. As I was going... Continue Reading →