Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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Derelicte

I think, beyond the Oroboros-like fascination with death and the natural progression from personal death to the complete destruction of mankind, the reason we’re obsessed with the post apocalypse at the moment is partly due to the landscape of it … Continue reading

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Enough

It’s never enough. I can always be doing something more. I can always push myself that little bit further. But I don’t, because I’ve Done Enough. Because, at the end of the day, I’ve moved myself forward that incremental little … Continue reading

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That Troll Urge

It’s ok with friends, right? Except, of course, this is how you lose friends. So long as you don’t know when to stop. I usually know when to stop. Usually. I’m talking about the urge to be a dick, basically. … Continue reading

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An Apathetic Death

Splatterhouse splodged through my letterbox this morning. I’d only seen the odd trailer beforehand, and it looked suitable tongue-in-cheek and bloody for a God of War-alike, so I figured it was worth a rental. Now, I figure other things. I … Continue reading

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