Space Jam, Warner Bros., and the Abuse of Iconography

Content warning: In this post, I will be discussing Warner Bros.’ recent inclusion of A Clockwork Orange characters in the trailer for Space Jam: A new Legacy. Please be aware that in discussion A Clockwork Orange, it is necessary to bring up the acts of sexual assault depicted in that movie. Recently, you might have… Continue reading Space Jam, Warner Bros., and the Abuse of Iconography

Was WandaVision’s Big Reveal Bad or Am I Just a Curmudgeon?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent so much time establishing setting, tone, and atmosphere – that is, what makes this series what it is – that any slight departure can feel like a tremendous breaking of new ground. Thor: Ragnarok brought a comedic tone to Thor, it was considered something new and unique; when Infinity… Continue reading Was WandaVision’s Big Reveal Bad or Am I Just a Curmudgeon?

Life Imitates Art: Let’s get to the bottom of this monolith nonsense

Out of all the narrative rule-breaking that can be found in Stanley Kubrick’s movies, my favorite might just be the opening sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Its first ten minutes have absolutely no dialogue, showing prehistoric primates encountering a mysterious monolith in the deserts of Africa, set to the music of Strauss’ Also Sprach… Continue reading Life Imitates Art: Let’s get to the bottom of this monolith nonsense