My “Twoo Wuv” of The Princess Bride

When a person latches onto a piece of entertainment emotionally, the reasons are usually personal. However, when that particular piece of entertainment is also a high-quality example of its medium, then its appeal has the potential to become universal. Large audiences will enjoy the story over and over again, then pass it on to future... Continue Reading →

Discovery of Witches: A Spell-Binding Delight

My interest in the genre of supernatural TV shows piqued thanks to the wonderful Romantic Moment of the Week feature on the Silver Petticoat Review blog. I quickly fell in love with the worlds, characters, mythology, friendships, and love stories of shows like Moonlight, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Bitten, and Teen Wolf, with one... Continue Reading →

A Time for American Heroes: The West Wing

“They say a good man can’t get elected president. I don’t believe that. Do you?” This line is just one of many great moments from my favorite television series, Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. Yet it summarizes the show beautifully. The West Wing is all about faith… faith that good people can make a difference.... Continue Reading →

Nikita

Dark, mature, and complex, while also still keeping a decent sense of humor, Nikita revolves around the existence of Division, a secret government-funded organization who recruits young people from prison or the street, faking their deaths and training them to be spies and assassins. Originally founded by a group called Oversight for black ops missions,... Continue Reading →

The Straight Story

David Lynch is my favorite film director. His movies and TV series absolutely blow my mind and influence my perspective on life. The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical road drama based on the true story of Alvin Straight and his journey across Iowa and Wisconsin on a lawn mower to meet his sick brother.... Continue Reading →

All For Love: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is not about the horror of ghosts, but the horror of humanity. It’s a thread that runs through all of his films. Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and The Shape of Water are all populated with wondrous (and monstrous) creatures, yet all get cast in sympathetic lights as close-minded, destructive humans... Continue Reading →

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