Film · POC Filmmakers · Review

Fences: August Wilson’s August Play

Fences feels like an accomplished play. Everything that I’m sure shone throughout the various stagings of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic shines here. Under Denzel Washington’s direction though it never feels like it quite makes that leap to a film. That’s not to suggest inferiority by no means, I’ve never seen it staged (and… Continue reading Fences: August Wilson’s August Play

Film · Review

The Space Between Us: A Straight Fantasy

The most baffling thing about The Space Between Us is that it ain’t an adaptation. It reads like a YA sci-fi romance novel. It’s like someone saw only the title to The Fault in Their Stars a couple of years ago, heard about its success, and decided, ‘Sure, I could do that.’ That someone is… Continue reading The Space Between Us: A Straight Fantasy

Analysis · Film

Looking at: Passengers’ Awful, Awful Message

I didn’t write a review of Passengers at the time because I was busy and lazy. I got thoughts though. It was a film I actually saw in the cinema with family, they left the theatre thinking it was a functional (if forgettable) action sci-fi romance. I left convinced that the position the film takes… Continue reading Looking at: Passengers’ Awful, Awful Message

Analysis · Podcast

Looking at: The McElroy Brothers’ Approach to Reference

I’ve been wanting to write about The McElroy Brothers for a long time. I’ve been following their work for maybe five, six, years now. Every time I got get to go I stopped , where to start given the enormity of their released work? A recent piece by Jaime Green for bkmag.com covers their collected… Continue reading Looking at: The McElroy Brothers’ Approach to Reference

Analysis · Games

Looking at: Semiotic Transference in Minecraft: Story Mode.

Despite the overwhelming popularity of Telltale’s adventure games we tend to hear very little about Minecraft: Story Mode. I’m gonna say because, more so then any of their other properties it is explicitly a work of Young Adult fiction. Even though a fair argument can be made for Tales from the Borderlands being fairly kid… Continue reading Looking at: Semiotic Transference in Minecraft: Story Mode.