I just finished writing an email to my sister about that most essential of subjects: films inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
(To clarify, I’ve been more-or-less homebound this month, and haven’t seen Desolation of Smaug yet; please consider these comments directed toward An Unexpected Journey).… Read the rest
The praise has been overwhelming, but of course there are still haters out there. Is The Muppets a good movie? Is it good for nostalgia fiends? Is it good for children meeting this band of hippies for the first time? How do we even answer such questions for a franchise with so much baggage and mythology?… Read the rest
To celebrate the rebirth of my personal blog as a study of the Gothic, I am reposting four entries from years past. They are a little musty and damp, but they’ll give a sense of what this blog is going to sound like in the weeks and months to come.… Read the rest