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Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 5

If you’ve read these types of miniature rants, these vindictive essays before, you know the drill: Enjoy or scoff at a handful more things that you (yes, you… or someone you know!) probably like, but I, well, do not. Amusement & Theme Parks = Given the geographic isolation of my hometown and my rampant cinephilia, … Continue reading

Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 4

Welcome back, friends, readers, haters, and passersby for another contrarian rant on popular culture trends I avoid or otherwise can’t stand. These (sometimes) short and (always) sweet essays, titled Things You Like that I Don’t (TYLID), are an ongoing, if infrequent staple of this site, similar to my videogame and music reviews. They’re nice “side … Continue reading

Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 3

These days of COVID-19 have left me strangely more optimistic than I suspect the majority of the human population feels. My childhood was an anxiety-stricken mess, while my adolescence and young adulthood were a culmination of all my social insecurities spiraling into severe depression. Thus, having overcome most of those manchild problems and screwed my … Continue reading

The Philosophy of ‘DOOM’ (2016, 2020)

Videogame reviews are not a new thing on this site, but they are a rare thing. I don’t find interactive entertainment near as fun to analyze as films, nor do I have the time to complete dozens of hours on more than a couple games a year, at most. My work consumes more time than … Continue reading

My Interpretations of Punk

In my struggles to define the different audiovisual styles of various films, including and especially the diegetic minutiae of the worlds in which their narratives inhabit, I stumbled across numerous articles, forums, and reactionary podcasts discussing the numerous “punk” aesthetics of fictional words in different art forms, including but not limited to novels, comic books, … Continue reading

My COVID-19 Watch-List

Greetings, pandemic survivors! For those of you sheltering in place, self-quarantining, or otherwise distancing yourself from physical human contact, now is the time to embrace your inner couch potato, whether you’ve been laid off or are fortunate enough to work from home. Cinephilia is a useful hobby passion during times like these, so for those … Continue reading

Revisiting Nine Inch Nails

I don’t know why I want to do these things, other than my desire to escape from Small Town, U.S.A., to dismiss the boundaries, to explore. It isn’t a bad place where I grew up, but there was nothing going on but the cornfields. My life experience came from watching movies, watching TV and reading … Continue reading

Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 2

Do you remember how I said I like to maintain a fine sense of balance in my life, a tightrope dynamic between sardonic, black cynicism and romantic, laid back, go-with-the-flow optimism? Well, in case you forgot my emotional bipolarity, here’s another dose of the former that hearkens back to the dark, sacred (… not that … Continue reading

I am So Excited for the Good (and Bad and Weird) Things to Come

My day job has little to nothing to do with filmmaking, the arts, or blogging, and I like it that way. Aside from several filmmaking electives I took during my bachelors, which resulted in a film minor, my enthusiasm for cinema in particular and the fine arts in general is a personal, largely self-cultivated one. … Continue reading

In Praise of Writing

I spend much time on this blog singing the praises of visual storytelling, often at the expense of literary storytelling or the medium of literature in general. The great irony of those blunt, snarky remarks is that most blogging, including Express Elevator to Hell, is writing-dominated; most people I know think of blogging as a … Continue reading