Prince Edward Island is a place out of time, a place behind the time, a place resting in time: Cradled on the waves, as the indigenous Mi’kmaq called it. PEI has a long history with our Ontario-based family having road-tripped out many times in our childhood. My father and my brother, and their families, have…
Must Watch YouTube: In Defense Of Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch was derided on release as not much more than lurid fantasy but if you watch closely you’ll find a much better story than you ever thought was in this movie. This video will help you see it.
Must Watch YouTube: Full Metal Jacket: Born Again Hard
You probably don’t understand Full Metal Jacket, like me, unless you’re very clever or you’ve watched this excellent video analyzing the film: Jung’s influence is revealed in full contrast here.
Must Watch YouTube: The Philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien: Why Things Keep Getting Worse
A Wisecrack classic, this video dives into what’s really going on with Tolkien’s philosophy as he crafts Lord of the Rings: “Tolkien envisioned the End of History, as being likewise eucatastrophic; that though history would be nothing more than “the long defeat,” it would ultimately have a happy ending as unexpected as the eagles arriving at Mount Doom.”
Must Watch YouTube: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – What Went Wrong?
Wisecrack was back in form with this video to take a look at what infamous director, Rian Johnson, was trying to do and where he was trying to take the franchise. It doesn’t try to excuse what Rian did but it does show that Rian Johnson was thinking deeper things directing Star Wars than we might give him credit for.
YouTube Finds: Anne of Green Gables Ghibli-style Japanese Anime from 1979 (Full Series)
This incredible 50-episode series recreates the Anne of Green Gables books in vintage, beautiful Ghibli-style Japanese anime.
Must Watch YouTube: Feeling the Void
Like Stories Of Old usually takes a handful of movies and crafts a relevant narrative around a central theme they contain. The level of careful thought, insight, and impact makes Like Stories Of Old reliably exceptional. First watch Everything Everywhere All At Once and then watch this Must Watch YouTube.
Must Watch YouTube: John Wick – Movies With Mikey
Movies with Mikey’s take on the original John Wick showcases the incredible creativity, talent, and passion the creator puts into his videos. Along the way we reveals a brilliant take on what’s really going on in John Wick. Almost every Movies With Mikey movie review is Must Watch YouTube.
Martin Scorsese’s Silence – A YouTube Comment
The following are comments I wrote on the YouTube video, Silence – The Deconstruction of Faith, a great video essay, itself, where I lay out my frustrations with the film. I have recorded them here for posterity and access.
YouTube Finds: Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason (Orchestral Wedding Arrangement)
Here’s Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason in an orchestral arrangement,