Wake up to the Cartoon Revolution
Mar24

Wake up to the Cartoon Revolution

by Cartoons have been on the rise lately. Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall have gained substantial followings in the past year, and this audience doesn’t look like it will be going anywhere any time soon. Sailor Moon got a reboot in commemoration of its 20th anniversary, and Digimon got a direct sequel. Tumblr has also witnessed the return of older cartoons, and bloggers are revisiting shows like...

[REVIEW] Firewatch will set your world alight
Mar17

[REVIEW] Firewatch will set your world alight

by Firewatch is hands-down one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever encountered. I’d checked it out with zero idea what it would be about and what to expect, but the graphics of the start menu alone was all the convincing I needed to continue on. Firewatch is categorized under “first person adventure,” and it follows a fire lookout named Henry on his first few days on the job. The story is jump-started by the disappearance of two...

[REVIEW] The Little Prince Mark Osborne’s 2015 adaptation of The Little Prince reinterprets a poignant tale
Mar10

[REVIEW] The Little Prince Mark Osborne’s 2015 adaptation of The Little Prince reinterprets a poignant tale

by Every year, I naively await the Oscars’ Best Animated Feature Film. Every year, Disney proves itself to be the most powerful force in the animated world, and every year, I nod and grudgingly agree as yet another Studio Ghibli film gets sidelined. With Pixar’s Inside Out setting the bar for animated films this year, Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince was released at the Cannes Film Festival with relatively minimal fanfare. However,...

[REVIEW] Macbeth Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth might boast an A-list cast, but its silence is its loudest achievement
Mar03

[REVIEW] Macbeth Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth might boast an A-list cast, but its silence is its loudest achievement

by When the list of nominees for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival came out, I was as excited for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth as I was for Mark Osborne’s Le Petit Prince. Having closely watched both Roman Polanski’s 1971 Macbeth and the modernized 2010 British television adaptation, you’d think I’d be tired of the play by now, but Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy once again proves itself a whirlwind of a masterpiece regardless of how it’s...

The new Spring Awakening is ? Michael Arden’s new interpretation of the popular musical sees the director prominently feature deaf actors and American Sign Language, in a move that only enhances the spectacle
Feb25

The new Spring Awakening is ? Michael Arden’s new interpretation of the popular musical sees the director prominently feature deaf actors and American Sign Language, in a move that only enhances the spectacle

by With a Grammy category dedicated solely to musical theatre, it’s safe to say that Broadway is largely defined by how good the music is. So when I heard that Broadway actor-turned-stage-director Michael Arden is taking Spring Awakening, a musical near and dear to my heart, and reinventing it with American Sign Language, my first thought was: how? Spring Awakening is, in the barest of definitions, a coming-of-age story. It’s a rock...