Fantasy Under Construction: Tales from Evermore’s Pre-Opening Party (A NoPro Adventure)

We must begin with a disclaimer: though I (and my six traveling companions) did purchase tickets to Evermore’s pre-opening party, we received notice after we were already en route that our tickets would be comped because we were traveling from out of town to an event that was not going to be finished to the … Continue reading Fantasy Under Construction: Tales from Evermore’s Pre-Opening Party (A NoPro Adventure)

THE LAST JEDI and the Existential Horror of an Endless Star War

This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Through nine films over the course of 40 years, every Star Wars movie has been introduced the same way. Blue letters over a black backdrop reading, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” Its twist on the 600-year-old fairy tale opener, “once … Continue reading THE LAST JEDI and the Existential Horror of an Endless Star War

TOY STORY 2: Pixar’s Improbable Miracle Movie

Between the years of 1995 and 2009, Pixar created an unprecedented and unmatched string of successes. Ten terrific films – critically lauded, commercially successful, instantly iconic. No other movie studio in history has a track record that can compare to Pixar’s golden age, and some filmmakers spend their entire careers hoping to curate a similarly … Continue reading TOY STORY 2: Pixar’s Improbable Miracle Movie