What art will define this era?

Good art connects with people. Oftentimes, these connections are made because of the message and the world surrounding the audience. It can be a film that directly comments on current events, a book the satirizes world news, or a TV show that uses escapism to unite an audience, good art reflects the world. The UnitedContinue reading “What art will define this era?”

Three recent documentaries about the state of our world

It’s been a great few years for documentaries, and 2020 was no exception. Each of these films, released last year and available to watch at home, shine a light on the world we currently live in, from our electoral politics, to the American prison system, all the way to government corruption at the highest levels.Continue reading “Three recent documentaries about the state of our world”

Three chords and a lie

The musical biopic genre is one of the most tried and true in Hollywood, and continually one of the most stale and cliche-riddled. Each of these films follows a formula, beginning with a complicated childhood, a moment where their early potential shines through, initial success, an internal conflict externalized (usually) by drug and alcohol abuse,Continue reading “Three chords and a lie”

Fast forward to the kiss

Binging television shows isn’t my strong suit. There was a time in my life where I was prolific, watching 4-5 episodes in one sitting, but that is no longer the case. My priorities shifted, my attention span dulled, my interests simply changed. Life catches up with you in that way. The art of binging aContinue reading “Fast forward to the kiss”

The legacy of trauma in IT: Chapter 2

When Stephen King’s IT was published in 1986, it courted controversy and became a massive bestseller – literally. With a length of over 1,100 pages, IT isn’t an easy read, but since the publication it has become one of King’s best-known works, one that many of his fans hold up as his best work. ITContinue reading “The legacy of trauma in IT: Chapter 2”

The art of being better

Overcoming a major trauma in one’s life makes for great entertainment. Seeing someone pull themselves out of addiction and self abuse is a trope as old as time, and there’s a reason it is still so incredibly common. Someone getting better in the physical sense is captivating, and in some cases relatable. However, while theContinue reading “The art of being better”

The fleeting feeling of Euphoria

One of the great joys of media consumption is its ability to spark nostalgia and memories. Whether it be plot-lines that remind you of a time and place, characters reminiscent of similar people in your life, or simply something you revisit that transports you back to the place you first experienced it, entertainment media hasContinue reading “The fleeting feeling of Euphoria”