Laura Palmer: “I’ll see you again in 25 years.” “Different strokes for different folks.” Before Twin Peaks, my exposure to David Lynch’s terrifyingly abstract brand of storytelling was limited to a screening of Eraserhead during a University lecture. The cerebral and surreal portrayal of the human condition … More TWIN PEAKS: “I’m late to everything…” Vol. 1
I’ve prepared myself for the end of Studio Ghibli on numerous occasions, although Hayao Miyazaki doesn’t seem to quite grasp the concept of retirement. He’s flirted with the idea before, but things seemed pretty final after his Oscar nominated swansong The Wind Rises in 2013, with his company partner Isao Takahata, also bowing out some … More Studio Ponoc: Studio Ghibli’s Second Coming?
2016’s been unkind at the best of times; we’ve lost innumerable icons and all but abandoned our collective sanity over political melodrama. While the year keeps delivering swift blows to the ribs as we lay already defeated on the ground, Disney seem intent on fighting back, giving us even a momentary reason to smile. With … More Moana Review
Pastel suits, sports cars and ‘staches that weren’t synonymous with sex offenders: The 1980s were a hugely different time. Engulfed in its own brand of pop-culture and synth-laden starry eyes, most tend to not look back too fondly on the questionable choices made in the infamous decade, but there can be no denying its impact … More Stranger Things Review
I don’t profess to be well-versed in the art of list-writing. Some people prefer the rigidity in categorisation, deduction and suitably listing, but it’s quite difficult for me. Playing the role of the model twin brother though, I wanted to contribute to Vic(ky)’s blog with something that was congruent with the audience and the themes … More My Favourite Studi Ghibli Films
Considering I’m one half of a partially Disney-obsessed twin-ship, I’m forced to approach this list with some level of trepidation. I fear the wrath of my wonderfully Walt-obsessed sister if I dare wrong her with any of my ten selections; it’s a large task to live up to, and in keeping with tradition, I’m prepared … More My Top 5 Disney Films