Celeste: What makes it a classic? (My thoughts)

Celeste

Celeste is a game everyone should play. Celeste is a 10/10 platforming classic up there with the Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot. You might be wondering, what makes Celeste a masterpiece? Let's get into it. Celeste - Elements that make it a masterpiece Soundtrack manages to combine upbeat chiptune and soulful piano. The soundtrack by … Continue reading Celeste: What makes it a classic? (My thoughts)

Keep it Brief: Everything is too long (A short rant)

Keep it brief, please. This will be short. This post also includes affiliate links. Essentially “entertainment” is far too long. As Wilde put it “all art is quite useless”. If something is useless, how come there is so much money poured into film music and books? How do we measure the bang for your buck … Continue reading Keep it Brief: Everything is too long (A short rant)

Silent movies: a call for quiet (Not a manifesto)

Silent movies Charlie Chaplin

Silent movies, aren't they due a resurgence? Here's the main problem with many movies now. When it comes to film, it’s almost like we have become an autistic audience: we take everything way too literally. Where's the nuance, where's the metaphor? When you see an image of something, it is what it is. To use … Continue reading Silent movies: a call for quiet (Not a manifesto)

A Perfect Scene: What makes one? (The Boys)

a perfect scene

What makes a perfect scene? Short answer: it hits each of the five points on the Simplified Story System. What are the five points of Simplified Story System? 1: Introduction and setting 2: Things go to plan 3: Realisation of a bigger problem 4: A choice must be made between two bad options 5: Aftermath … Continue reading A Perfect Scene: What makes one? (The Boys)