Quibi Obituary

  I would have liked to see what amateurs could have done with this format, the sort of YouTubers who put YouTube on the map before it got corporatized. Quibi is coming from the opposite direction. Introducing amateurs would have left it so much to gain. Its an exemplary reason why it failed because it…

‘Raised by Wolves’ Picks up Steam as Paradise is Lost

Praise Sol as the show penetrates the mainstream! Joined by Season Two renewal news and an energizing focus on Fall TV,  the show is developing and merging its own fandom on Reddit. I came into this week’s episode of Raised By Wolves with the most energy and excitement yet. Episode 5’s flashback of Campion the creator…

Charlie Kaufman and Ian Reid help me “think of ending things”

“I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to the algorithm.” Kingston author Ian Reid said upon reviewing the successful adaptation of his work, the latest head trip from Academy Award Winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is my brother’s favourite screenwriter though I always preferred Kaufman’s twin brother Donald. Most of his tales never venture…

Mulan is ‘Trite Shite’

3 redeeming qualities of Mulan: The Aspect Ratio, the cool witch makeup, and the casting of Tzi Ma as the father who adds decency to a film that doesn’t offer much. Out of all the Disney remakes, the only one I really like is Cinderella. Rebuilding a 65 year old film whose politics and motivations…

TƎИƎT REVIEW | “ИO⅃AИ MƎƎTS ENTROPY “

“We live in a Twilight World.” “And there are no friends at dusk.” It has been six months since theatres closed. The longest gap in moviegoing for me in twenty years. Yet it does not feel long ago my father and I went to see The Invisible Man. Not a bad film to go out…

‘Normal People’ is Millennial Soup

Emotions are messy. Are they enough to serve as the only compelling roadblock on a satisfying narrative path? Normal People thinks so. It’s a story that could not be told with the same sincerity even 12 years ago. Now it almost seems rote. Although Normal People based on the novel of the same name does…

Versions of ‘V For Vendetta’

“We’ve swept this place and you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate gimmicks.” – Creedy Originally written for Sean Moreland’s ‘Comic Book Literature’ class at University of Ottawa. The most audacious thing about V for Vendetta (2006) is the comic book it decides to adapt. Capitalizing on the early superhero boom…

TENET should provide Masks as a Cinematic and Social Responsibility

To the Warner Bros. TENET Marketing Department, Christopher Nolan wrote an Op-Ed in March about the social responsibility of supporting local theatres. A cinematic champion, the director received his fair share of criticism trying to promote moviegoing during the pandemic. I think most people detect that this is a director who makes movies and doesn’t…

“All This Way” The Last of Us Part II – Review

Developer: Naught Dog Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Announced: 12. 1. 2016 Released: 6. 19. 2020 (3 years, 6 months, 18 days later) The Last of Us Part II was announced in 2016. Three years into development and three years too soon. There were no discussions of a real life pandemic except from Bill Gates. I…