Mirror’s Edge was released in 2008 to a mixed reception from the critical community. Its follow up, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, launched in 2016 to a similar assessment. The two games play very similarly, controlling a avatar from the first-person perspective the player uses a broad skillset of platforming moves to traverse their environment. This can… Continue reading How Space (and the player’s interaction with it) Create Meaning in Mirror’s Edge and its Sequel.
You might not be familiar with Neil Ciciegera’s name but if you spent any time on the internet through the mid to late 00’s then you’ll probably be familiar with some of his projects. The Potter Puppet Pals was one of his. The surreal Animutations series which, along with Don Hertzfeldt’s Rejected, we can track… Continue reading Looking at: Neil Cicierega’s Mouth Moods
xXx_Th3.R3turn.0f.X4nd3r.C4ge_xXx has a title ripped straight from my MSN Messenger contact list circa 2006. it has a philosophy to match, as Sam Jackson so eloquently puts it, ‘Kick ass, get the girl, try to look dope when you do it.’ If anyone can manage that it is Mister Vincent Diesel esq. There’s always those murmurs… Continue reading xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Lion is about as good as its poster tells you it will be. Which is mostly very. I guess given the success of Room last year this is going to be the visual language for heartfelt drama for a while. Which I guess is okay, but then Collateral Beauty had a similar design so it’s… Continue reading Lion
Split has some great title design, created by the prolific Aaron Becker, I really like the effect they lent to the opening of this picture. Shame the rest of the flick was a garbage garbage trash heap. For some reason people are taking Shyamalan seriously again. Why? The man has done nothing to deserve it.… Continue reading Split
Ben Affleck is a good Boston boy now isn’t he? There should be a statue of him if there isn’t already, probably in some kind of suit. Imagine by one of those big Boston landmarks, a big old grumpy faced Affleck. Or maybe there should be three: young, hot Ben; older, doughy (but still hot)… Continue reading Live By Night
Collateral Beauty is the year’s best comedy so far. Even when it’s not trying to be. Especially when it’s not trying to be. It’s not inept, it’s just that every aspect of the premise that it is built upon is so comically misjudged that when Will Smith is trying to be all weepy about his… Continue reading Collateral Beauty