After a between-season hiatus nearly three months longer than usual, the penultimate season of Game of Thrones is finally upon us. The cultural zeitgeist was particularly infuriating this time around. Usually, I would bask in a social media explosion centered around the return of one of my all-time favorite shows. Something about the excruciatingly forced
And thus, our journey begins with the short, but sweet Romance Dawn arc. Named for the one-shot manga that would serve as the catalyst for the development of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda starts off his massively ambitious series with a perfect microcosm of the narrative to come. A substantial chunk of the major themes of
Going into 2017, my most anticipated film of the year (aside from The Last Jedi, obviously) was Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Being responsible for both the genius Cornetto Trilogy, and one of my favorite movies, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Wright has positioned himself as one of my all-time favorite filmmakers. Having such a profound
One thing we often forget while following the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates is that the world of One Piece is a very dark place. A government oozing with corruption, a class of nobles that is above all laws, and political conspiracies at every turn are just a few of the harsh elements that
At its core, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a show about maturing as an individual and rebelling against oppression. Despite the equal importance and narrative intertwinement of these themes, today I will be focusing on the latter. More specifically, I will be looking at how, without the second half of the series, Gurren Lagann would
Introduction: Rapid Reviews is a new series I’m launching. Here, I will be covering films that I want to talk about, but don’t plan on writing in-depth analytical essays on. I will also include a final verdict section at the end of each review, so those who don’t feel like reading the whole post can
I want to start off by immediately addressing the elephant in the room. I apologize for the unannounced hiatus. I did not intend to cease posting for nearly a month. In the weeks since I arrived back in South Florida for the summer, I have been focusing my time and creative energy on both my
Note: This article was initially published on the WUFT site on 4/10/17.
Note: At the time of writing this analysis, I have not yet watched the premiere of season 2. The second season of Attack on Titan is finally upon us. Although there are plenty of diehard fans donning their scout regiment hoodies and celebrating, the common consensus is a pungent apathy. A second season that would
If you are currently unaware, Adult Swim hosted an April Fool’s Day stream in which they looped the long-anticipated season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty. Although we will tragically have to wait until summer for the remaining nine episodes, I thought now would be an appropriate time to discuss how I will be covering the upcoming season.