i have not yet begun to consume idly.
Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons 2021
and those for whom, already uprooted, to de-thaw is to die.
[a lesson in pacing and when to twist the knife.]
The Dark Crystal 1982
Probably better than I remember it as a kid. Genuinely top tier world building and a story full of apparent moral consequence. And this takes place within a great variety of sparsely utilized settings awash in intricacy and detail.
But there are some regressive philosophical aspects with respect to prophecy fulfillment and a necessitated, 1:1 balance of good and evil. Nonetheless, it has such great heart and majesty, what a great team to have put this strange thing together.
Don't Look Up 2021
How do you parody a profoundly morally bankrupt era of legalized corruption back to itself, without seeming yourself insane or unbelievable?
Don't Look Up doesn't even stretch the fabric of reality much, just kind of shuffles various attributes among the cast of characters to produce a kind of lukewarm slurry of our collective cultural DNA.
The film crams our two corrupt, dynastic political parties into one. There's one Network instead of two for either set of party hacks. The effect…