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”

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”