What I Like About: Logan and Reflections on the Parasocial

SPOILERS!!!! I talk about Logan in its entirety, so I spoil the entire damn film. You have been warned. Also spoilers for, like, every X-Men film Wolverine has a significant part in

(funnily enough, as I sit down to write this having finished my rewatch of Logan for this article, it just got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 2018 Oscars. Continue reading “What I Like About: Logan and Reflections on the Parasocial”

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2017: Best of, 23-11

To read my watchlist and guilty pleasures list, click here. For my worst list 24-11, click here.

We’ve done the worst, now let’s look at the best! Continue reading “2017: Best of, 23-11”

“In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a race between the Resistance and the First Order to find Luke Skywalker.

Passengers is about a man who dooms a woman to live out the rest of her life with only him, after he is woken out of cryogenic sleep on a voyage in deep space too early for him to survive the journey awake and the loneliness drives him mad.

Collateral Beauty sees a man inconsolably grief stricken by the loss of his daughter that he writes to  love, time and death as if they were people for therapy, his friends find this out and decide to gaslight him by hiring actors to embody those concepts, talk to him, and edit them out digitally to prove to the board at the company they all work at that he’s gone insane and fire him because his inactivity is causing them to go under.

What do all of these have in common? Continue reading ““In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing”