One of my favorite video essay youtube channels Nerdwriter1 just did a fabulous essay on Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu’s 1949 film Late Spring. For a general understanding of the story Late Spring is the story of Noriko, played by late actress Setsuko Hara, who is idyllically and indepedently happy living with her widowed father, Shukichi, played by actor Chishû Ryû. Continue Reading
Like serial adventure fantasy swashbucklers of the past Star Wars The Rise of Skywalk is a tale of the people born from under unlucky stars trying their best to be better people. Compassionate individuals trying to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves. The overall plot of nine whole films leads us to this truth. Two houses; One from Continue Reading
More Than A Game, is a a documentary by Thomas Hewett and Jack Abbot. In it they cover the famous Evolution Championship Series, or lovingly called EVO for short. EVO is the yearly tournament for the best of the best players of any assortment of competitive fighting video games, but most famously Capcom’s classic fighter franchise Street Fighter. Now the documentary with interviews Continue Reading
The Dark Crystal has always been Jim Henson’s creepiest movie, but when it was finally released it was considerably toned down from his and Frank Oz’s original vision. YouTube user scoodidabop has spent years re-editing the film, using Henson’s original notes and various deleted scenes to create a far creepier movie than what you remember.