Category Archives: Film Reviews

I Enjoyed Frozen, But It’s Not About Me

“It won a Golden Globe and an Oscar, and Let It Go got the Oscar for Best New Song. There’s no doubt that Frozen made a splash in popular culture and commercially. But what about socially? It’d be sweet if a cultural phenomenon like this had a good message. And it does.” Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well, Llewyn Davis

The Academy snubbed the Coen Brothers’ latest film. But would Llewyn Davis care? Elliott Eglash explores the character, who struggles to make art in dichotomous world of sellouts and purists. Continue reading

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The Void and Us

The void does not exist to deter us. We explore space not despite the void, but because of it. Something pulls us into that darkness, to step into the unknown and unknowable. Continue reading

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It’s Because They’re Dirty, You See

Neill Blokamp’s “Elysium” is a film about a small minority holding the power and wealth, forcing the masses to live in squalor based on illusions of superiority. But I think that this analysis can be taken much further. Continue reading

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The Killer App

“Skyfall” is at the same level of quality as “Casino Royale”, making it a solid part of the upper-middle tier of the James Bond canon. It has its flaws, but one would have to be a terrible pedant to avoid watching it out of principle. Continue reading

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