Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Asphalt, Nitrous, and Rubber: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

“You know those old Westerns where the cowboys make a run for the border? This is my Mexico.” 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Asphalt, Nitrous, and Rubber: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

“Come on, man, Guns, murders and crooked cops? I was made for this, bruh!”

Friday, February 6, 2015

In Asphalt, Nitrous, and Rubber: The Fast and the Furious (2001)

“That railroad crossing up there is exactly a quarter-mile away from here. On green, I'm going for it.”

Friday, January 30, 2015

In Asphalt, Nitrous, and Rubber

A new year means a new project to work through when I’m not caressing creative work, a survey to undertake and reflect upon. What shall this survey be? Perhaps I ought go to the other end of the spectrum from Miyazaki, eh? In this age of ultra-franchise, mayhap I should look to one of those? And perchance it should be one I love, and yet many who know me find that love confusing? Yes, you are cordially invited to join my ridiculous, longwinded study of The Fasts and the Furiouses.

Monday, January 5, 2015

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: The Wind Rises (2013)

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers.”

Monday, December 22, 2014

Moments of Korra

The Legend of Korra has ended. I don’t expect to see a lot of coverage and eulogizing on many of the mainstream sites I frequent, which I guess means I have to take up that task. Often, such eulogizing takes the form of highlighted episodes, but that approach doesn’t strike me as particularly satisfactory for Korra’s heavily serialized, seasonal shifting style. So instead, I’m going to highlight particular moments I feel capture a character, attitude, execution, storyline or theme that made the show so great.