See How They Run: Please Run To See This

Whodunnit films are an easy buy-in for me. My brain once it is alerted needs to solve the mystery and turns on full power to try and be the detective. However, I didn’t actually know what See How They Run was. I went in almost completely blind besides seeing a poster or two, but I’m … Continue reading See How They Run: Please Run To See This

How Jurassic Park Portrays Dinosaurs

There are only a handful of dinosaurs in the 1993 film Jurassic Park. But they are used in really effective ways to communicate the duality of dinosaurs, while also building a really effective thriller. The dinosaurs fall into the herbivores and the carnivores, or as the movie uses them, the passive and the hostile. The … Continue reading How Jurassic Park Portrays Dinosaurs

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Sometimes Small is the Perfect Size

[Spoilers for Marcel the Shell with Shoes On] In the Hollywood era we live in where it feels like success is partly based on how big and loud you can be at any given moment, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is the perfect respite. You won’t find any bombastic fight scenes or loud noises … Continue reading Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Sometimes Small is the Perfect Size

Complicated Feelings about The Fallout

[This is an essay that I wrote a while ago that I haven't done anything with, so I'm posting it here] The Fallout is a movie that exists in a strange place for me. The marketing for it labeled it as “The first definitive Gen Z movie,” which is such a strange yet oddly enticing … Continue reading Complicated Feelings about The Fallout