In a television landscape dominated by dragons, zombies, dreams of the apocalypse, and detectives, David Simon’s 2010 show Treme is a breath of fresh air to revisit. No wait, scratch that–it’s a breath of musty air from an old house with creaking floorboards while a record player scratches a familiar song. »
Dragon Ball story lines are silly and mundane–oh no, it’s the most powerful person in the universe… until there is someone more powerful–but I enjoy them because I enjoy that world and those characters, and it’s fun. As such, the most interesting thing about the recent movie, Resurrection F, isn’t the blue hair or the… »
About three years ago I digitally sculpted the fertility idol from the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why not! Throw me the idol! Doctah Jones! It was just a fairly simple, familiar, and interesting object for me to create. »
Akira Kurosawa’s 1990 film Dreams (Yume) is a collection of short segments, each depicting an individual dream. The first time I watched it, I fell asleep. »
Let’s talk about WALL-E for a minute. The widely-praised Pixar film was released in 2008, and stars a little trash-compacting robot who is seemingly the last “living” thing on earth. The bot toils away at his job, collecting trash into towers of cubes in some futile effort to clean the planet for future generations,… »
Amid all the speculation and achingly repetive talk around shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective, the Victorian gothic horror drama Penny Dreadful has been largely glossed over by the morning-after television blog churners. But it’s a good show! »
John Oliver’s promise to eat McDonalds and drink Bud Light Lime in the unlikely event that Sepp Blatter would step down seems... almost condescending? Higher than thou? It’s just stupid beer and junk fast food. I’d drink that stupid beer without irony.
Why the aversion to selfie sticks? I don't understand it. That's like having an opinion about tripods. A tool that holds your camera for you? Haha, pretty indulgent, you self-obsessed millenial! »
Five years ago to the day, Poppy Disney launched WIWT, or What I Wore Today, for people who are interested in fashion to share images of their outfits and links to where interested parties could find the respective outfits for purchase. It started as a personal blog and grew to become an online community with its… »
Four or five years ago in film school (from which I eventually dropped out), I had an assignment to make a movie using an old 16mm wind-up Bolex camera. I didn't feel like making a normal narrative; instead, I lugged that clunky camera and a tripod around San Francisco and shot some timelapse footage. »
What a charming little song and music video. The Wes Andersonesque cinematography is nice and the color design is lovely. Some folks might find this self-aware style to be too twee, but I am certainly the target audience—sweet and sad and pretty is my bread and butter—and I did even try to teach myself ukulele… »
About four years ago I did one of those 48-hour film contests with my friends. They gave us a few requirements: we had to use the line "I believe anyone can change," one character had to be name Claude or Claudette and be a guitarist, and the required prop was a hat—and after learning these requirements we had to… »
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Satoshi Nakamoto, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache
self-conscious looking at the full moon.
In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for substances, I went
into the neon fruit Silk Road, dreaming of your enumerations!
What peaches and what penumbras! … »