One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4

I think Toy Story 4 is one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen. Yes, I know you think I’m crazy. And you’d be right: TS4 isn’t particularly romantic in any traditional sense of the word. But it is romantic in a very particular way that – as far as I know – … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Toy Story 4

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My Initial Thoughts on The Croods

I just saw The Croods on Netflix. So I dug out my old Tumblr post on it. One of my better analyses from back then. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/46815555853/why-i-liked-the-croods-so-much

Feminism as a Plot-Point rather than as an Ideology

Since the Downton Abbey movie just came out, I figured I will post another of my old Tumblr posts. I never did go back to the show because a soap is a soap no matter how much you dress it up with high production value and sophisticated period piece aesthetics. Don't know if they did … Continue reading Feminism as a Plot-Point rather than as an Ideology

It’s because of the Woozles!

You know those movies, mostly from the '90s, that are about fathers who are too wrapped up in their work and ignore their family; and over the course of the movie they have to learn that work is not as important as family? I'm sure there are tons of movies like this. Hook and Click … Continue reading It’s because of the Woozles!

Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

Coco, Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians are hailed as the most successful recent "diverse" films. I'm here to note the irony that they are not diverse at all in the usual understanding of the word. The first is a movie set in Mexico with only Hispanics (specifically mestizaje Mexicans, ignoring the actual diversity in … Continue reading Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman

One of the things about Aquaman that struck me was how he approached love-interest Mera. Based on movies that came out since the beginning of Hollywood, and the casting of the manliest man like Jason Momoa, we would have expected the hero to surely sweep the woman off her feet and sweep her into a … Continue reading The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman