The root of Buzz Lightyear’s character is his disillusionment. That’s the toy. The toy of Buzz Lightyear is dropped out of place and time, an action movie hero that’s become a toy, still devoted to his ultimate meta mission, in the toy’s original fiction. The Lightyear of the titular movie is not and won’t become disillusioned. It may as well be any other character. It is a different character, after all, one is a toy, one is an animated children’s…
Oh the films you will see!
When you reach 5,000 like me
Then you can watch with glee
Dr Seuss’s 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
And what can I tell you of film
When there is so much to see
Watch everything you can
Stay curious and free
There are no right ways to watch films
There are only correct ways to go about it
The life of the cinephile holds no guarantees
Only Mica Levis and Riverbeasts and the…
It’s clip show chaos on Ranking the Monsters, as the show returns with two Kaiju movies where the core of their being is derived from films that already happened! Stay tuned to The Twin Geeks & our Discord for details.
Kaiju films have proven a capacity for beautiful metaphor. What if the entirety of the metaphor taken from reused clips, repurposed from movies that actually meant something, is to just be brave against bullies and bully them harder. What if the…
Lizzie Borden approaches a more complete axis of discrimination and oppression than the regular Hollywood Feminist films would do, and in doing so, creates an intersectional portrait of possible and achievable uprising. The film itself is a kind of uprising, wherein it’s characters, faced with varied adversities, are put on course to examine how their quests for change might impact each other, and how a more complete systemic dismantling is in order. It is not just essential today or this…