King Lear (1987)

In the wake of the Chernobyl disaster, with its realization of Cold War nuclear fears, a poignant question rose to the surface — like so many similar disasters — for artists, critics, and art enthusiasts around the world: what becomes of art when we return to nothing? The answers to this question are varied. One could point to Emily St. John Mandel’s nostalgic optimism in Station Eleven as a hopeful outcome where art survives ruin. Conversely, Jean-Luc Godard’s response in King Lear (1987), by adapting the enduring, timeless William Shakespeare, is one that not only frightens but creates an image…


A Review of DREAMFEEL’s Extraordinary Visual Novel

Available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.

Image: DREAMFEEL/Annapurna Interactive

Full spoilers for If Found…

Journals and diaries can provide an interesting examination of a person through their subjective details of daily life. Whether it be an epistolary novel, a deceased figure’s passed-down possessions, or perhaps one’s own diary, another individual’s perspective onto this personal lens can create a person that may or may not be true to reality; it is an unreliable source at times for even the most honest of people, but without any other source, what the reader has at hand is all that is necessary to create that person’s…


To best capture my initial impressions of Southland Tales, one should consider a time they forgot to turn off the stove-top and the potential destruction that could occur if left on. An immense amount of shock and fear capture the mind without any manner of regression until the stove is no longer activated. Now, with that feeling captured, don’t turn off the stove. Let the fucking house burn because it’s Southland Tales. Why would you want that to still exist?

So much of Richard Kelly’s film is a complete mess that to examine it all would be a futile activity…


A Correlation Between Bullfighting and Nuclear Destruction in Fail Safe

An art-form, at least to the traditionalists in Europe and South America, or a sport of some rough, brutal entertainment, bullfighting exists — where it is not banned or tamed to pacify the danger toward the fighter and the bull — as a cultural relic, a symbol of strength and pure masculinity, a man’s game for most of its history. …


An Analysis of Animal Crossing: The Movie

It should be noted this piece was written as a joke for a film club I take part in; its contents are not my actual opinions regarding the film.

All names have been changed from Japanese to their English counterparts.

Video game adaptations often fail to represent their source material, or, if they do, the films are boring, forgettable messes. What almost all of these attempt to do is make an entertaining ninety minutes with little substance — a lack of meaning, subtext, or thematic ties which would leave the viewer with a notion that his or her time has…

Sky the Sheep

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