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Nostalgia: The Wish for “Better” Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QapaqcDucmg Aladdin: In 1994 I was seven, and that summer I literally watched Aladdin on repeat, every day, at least twice a day. I watched it so many times, that I had it memorized word for word. “Prince Ali, Ali is he.” still transports me back in an instant, to pretty much the only good… Continue reading Nostalgia: The Wish for “Better” Days

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Chadwick Boseman: In Remembrance

11/29/1976-08/28/2020 I first saw Chadwick Boseman in playing baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, I was immediately impressed with his onscreen presence, standing out in the film over legendary actor Harrison Ford. From there the next time I saw Chadwick Boseman was in the role he most likely will forever be remember for the… Continue reading Chadwick Boseman: In Remembrance

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Ex Machina: A Cautionary Tale of The Legacy We are Leaving Behind

**POSSIBLE SPOLERS ABOUND BELOW, GO WATCH THE MOVIE THEN COME BACK** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bggUmgeMCdc This week I was going to talk about genre film and they way it can be used to explore current real world issues. But after starting and stopping a few times, I realized I really wanted to talk about is Alex Garland’s 2014… Continue reading Ex Machina: A Cautionary Tale of The Legacy We are Leaving Behind