Monthly Archives: January 2011

Filling in the Blanks

Games, as an interactive medium, are still playing catchup. By which I mean they’re still trying to fill out the qouta of what exactly ‘interactive’ entails. And so far, for the most part, ‘interactive’ has been a pretty limited thing, … Continue reading

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Teaching Difficulties

I’ve started tutoring an eleven year old, to help him with his English so that he can get into a good secondary school or something. He’s not stupid, and his English isn’t all that bad, but it can certainly be … Continue reading

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Comic Awareness

Does comedy have to be aware that its comedy to be funny? Does that awareness even matter, if you, the viewer, are finding it funny? Some of the best comedies are funny because of a clueless protagonist who is doing … Continue reading

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The Sunday Mixtape: The Winning Score

It’s all about the swells, the accompaniment, the way it can bring you up and drag you down. This week, I’m going for music made for film, but just as good on its own. Of course, I can’t use the … Continue reading

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Swanning About

Black Swan came out in theatres yesterday. I’ve seen it twice. I’m still not entirely sure I know what’s going on, but I’ve got a pretty good idea. Or, more accurately, I know what’s going on but I’m struggling with … Continue reading

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