The Blood Moon Rises Once Again – Night of the Kings

The beauty of storytelling is its ability to transport someone to another place, another world, without moving from one's seat. And more than any other artform, it has shaped the destiny and progress of humanity. From the ancient epics to oral histories to the written word to music to the visual media of television, film, … Continue reading The Blood Moon Rises Once Again – Night of the Kings

It’s Not Baaaaaaad – A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

I hope that's the worst joke you read/hear today. Five years ago, the first Shaun the Sheep Movie was nominated for Animated Feature at the Oscars, eventually losing to Inside Out. I had never seen the TV show before, but I was familiar with the world of Nick Park and the charming British claymation style. … Continue reading It’s Not Baaaaaaad – A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Write it Down Before You Forget – Writers Guild Nominations

I swear to God one day I'll get better at budgeting my time. Lost in the shuffle of the last week of foraging for documentaries and foreign submissions, as well as mainstream fare potentially vying for the Oscars, I forgot that Tuesday was the unveiling of the nominations for the Writers Guild of America. The … Continue reading Write it Down Before You Forget – Writers Guild Nominations

Ghibli Enters the Third Dimension – Earwig and the Witch

While Disney and Pixar will always get the largest heaps of praise when it comes to American cinematic animation, Japan's Studio Ghibli stands as an ever-constant reminder that the rest of the world exists, and can always compete with the best of them. From lighthearted children's fare like My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service … Continue reading Ghibli Enters the Third Dimension – Earwig and the Witch