Category: Opinion

“Birds of Prey”—What “Suicide Squad” should have been

The best way to describe “Birds of Prey” is that it’s a spiritual successor to “Suicide Squad,” because it’s everything that “Suicide Squad” was trying to be. “Suicide Squad” was trying to be DC’s answer to “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It did this by having a cast of likable outcasts, only with a darker tone… Read more »

Mapping Around Mediocrity: Companionship Over Combat

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It’s a day where we appreciate our relationships, and express gratitude towards those that have stuck by our sides. This can also be applied to relationships in games.  Relationships in games are often overlooked. Players will sometimes judge a companion purely on practicality, despite the flaws and strengths… Read more »

“Parasite” Review: Class and Family Warfare

“This is a metaphor.” This statement is uttered not once, but twice by young con-artist Kim Ki-woo in the 2019 hit “Parasite”. Director Bong Joon-Ho is no stranger to the metaphor. His breakout film “Memories of Murder” which comments on social policing, his creature-feature “Okja” which deals with capitalism and animal rights, as well as… Read more »

Mapping Around Mediocrity: Show, Don’t Tell

The idea of “show, don’t tell” is important to visual media. To have a story play out in front of a viewer not only gives them a clearer vision of the world, but also allows for the director to add in little elements that reward the viewer should they find them.  In video games, this… Read more »

1917 — Entertaining and Anti-War

“1917” feels like “Dunkirk.” It’s trying to be the same thing, but I wouldn’t call it a true rip-off. Mendes makes a thriller that uses its suspense to convey the feeling of being in war. As a thriller, “1917” is great. It creates constant tension and never lets up. The plot is simple and straightforward…. Read more »

“Ford V Ferrari” – A Study of Passion

Ryan Sheehan reviews James Mangold’s latest film, “Ford V Ferrari,” which explores the design of a race car for Ford Motor Company to rival the work of Enzo Ferrari. Whether you’re a racing fan or not, “Ford V Ferrari” has something for you.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Not an Epic Finale

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is not a good movie, but it’s not completely terrible. If you’re just looking for some entertainment and can live with a flawed “Star Wars” film, then you’ll probably get some enjoyment out of “The Rise of Skywalker.”  But if you want something that feels like the finale to… Read more »