I'm taking a creative writing class this year and my latest conference with my teacher got me thinking about this classic of my childhood. I see a lot of my own writing in this movie. Perhaps not in the snappy and playful dialogue that William Goldman so wonderfully gifts these characters, but more so in the breakneck pace of the journey. It makes for a very thrilling and exciting adventure where I care about the characters a lot and I'm…
What more can I add to the conversation about The Return? Certainly not answers, but I don't think they're necessary anyways. I tried writing a few drafts of this review, and I didn't feel that any of them captured the exact feeling I got from experiencing this show, or the feeling of the show itself. No amount of hyperbole or explanation can detail the emotions I am still feeling right now while I'm typing this while listening to Laura Palmer's…
I’m going to be frank, I wasn’t too excited to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The trailers didn’t particularly sell me on the story or the characters, and even though it was the first Asian-led superhero movie to ever be made (a true accomplishment and a huge step forward in regards to representation), it seemed like it was going to be another average Marvel movie. Thank goodness I was proven wrong.
I had an absolute blast…
Whenever I watch a movie that deeply touches me, I always look at my surroundings differently. I mean, everything around me just looks alien to me, like I'm experiencing something entirely fresh and new. And I will put this up there with many of my favorite films that did just the same. Yeah, technically speaking, this is a maybe a perfect film. But movies are designed for one thing: to move people. So once again, thank you Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry. You truly moved me.