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Avengers: Endgame and the Inevitability of Death

Avengers: Endgame and the Inevitability of Death

The best things in life come at a cost, and unlike Captain Marvel (or even Captain America), we only get one life to live spend on them. When Dr. Strange held one finger up to Tony signifying the 1:14,000,000 scenario of this battle ending in victory, it was significant because it meant Tony had to lose.

Marriage and Sacrifice in 'A Star is Born'

Marriage and Sacrifice in 'A Star is Born'

The climax of the movie is early, and it is the best ten minutes had in a movie theater this year. The Shallow performance was used as a marketing tool, a trailer, a hit song, and more than anything, it is the thesis for the movie. It is the axis by which this movie turns, and Cooper’s visual language shows us that Jackson Maine gladly descends into the background as Ally ascends to center stage. Both are fulfilled by each other and the roles they play in each other’s lives.

Frasier Title Cards Ranked

Frasier Title Cards Ranked

Despite they dynamic character complexities, I'd argue the reason the show succeeds is it's visual and sonic aesthetic. The start of every show, there is a short jazz melody and a variety of visuals accompanying the Seattle skyline lasting just mere seconds. It's short, pleasant, and propels the show into an ongoing narrative with pregnant pauses as if it were a radio show (or play).

The Goldern Girls

The Goldern Girls

We don't much know how to grow old in our society. It isn't expressed well or often. Maybe because #content is infinitely found in the mistakes of youth, who really have no idea what they're doing. It is difficult to make new art when the ancient truths of the human condition can be replayed over and over. It's popular to say, "I'm searching," but it's not popular to say, "I've found the answer." The Golden Girls have their (cheese)cake and eat it, too.

The Florida Project

The Florida Project

The movie's title is another ironic play, this time on the title of Walt Disney's planned city in Central Florida. It was to be an urban utopia where housing, work, play, and transportation were all provided. It was to be called EPCOT, but it's code name was The Florida Project. Instead of that, Sean Baker is saying The Florida Project is Disney's legacy instead.