I like movies, and I'm a filmmaker-in-training. I want to work on writing my own reviews and opinion pieces that work well, and I hope to make a good first impression!
Denis Villeneuve's DUNE: a Lesson in Cinematic Justice
I want to preface my soon-to-be rather dramatic tirade by saying that I've always been an avid fan of the cinematic experience. Growing up, I wasn't often taken to the movies so much as I was watching them on burned DVDs that my father made, as it was essentially the cheaper alternative to paying for the DVD or going to theaters, but the times that I was able to, I savored immensely. There was no other experience like sitting in a movie theater, watching a movie on a big screen, be it a blockbuster, an arthouse movie, or one of many Disney animated films, and leaving having felt as if you had experienced interdimensional travel, even if only for a couple of hours. In short, it felt like a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Star Wars - The Skywalker Identity, and the case for Rey
With the release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, the recently dubbed Skywalker Saga of Star Wars has long since come to an end, after roughly 44 years of aggressive negotiations, Death Stars, and dyads in the Force. Needless to say, the final trilogy has left a sour taste in the mouths of many long-time Star Wars fans, a song and dance that has been tangoed and waltzed ever since the night of even the seventh episode's release in 2015, reigniting the spirit of live-action Star Wars once again, after some 10 years of near radio silence.