Film & Television

Film & Television

  • Metaverse Media’s 2021 Guide to Best Picture
    With the Oscars right around the corner, the Metaverse writers sat down to give you their thoughts on this year’s Best Picture nominees.
  • The End of Hideaki Anno
    Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most iconic anime of all time, and Freudian analysis of Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley, and Shinji Ikari, provides a whole new layer, and how does this relate to Hideaki Anno himself?
  • Mulan, Mulan, and Raya: A Tale of Three Disney Asians
    Disney’s Mulan is a cultural landmark among generations of Asian-American kids. But what if Disney could do better? And what if they could do much, much worse?
  • Glee is a White Person JRPG
    Glee is the Western TV most similar to a conventional JRPG, and it all hinges upon one point: suspension of disbelief.
  • Dude, I am on Zero Levels of Irony Right Now
    In How To with John Wilson, what starts out with an attempt at an informative, objective documentary, turns much more personal.
  • The Funniest TV You Aren’t Watching
    If you live in the United States, television is almost always one of two things. If you live in Britain, there’s a better option.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 shines when it shines, and fails just as often.
    I am a strong believer that superhero movies don’t need to be “high cinema,” and that Martin Scorscese was right when he called them the amusement parks of movies. I also don’t believe that’s a bad thing. I think superhero movies should be fun! Comic books are a fun medium! Comic book movies provide a lighthearted and fun way to address serious issues in the same way comics themselves do. That being said, while Wonder Woman 1984 is a fun and colorful trip through 80s fashion, the plot seemed confused, and, at times, exhausted with itself.
  • The Art of Showing People What They Want to See
    “They’re laughing so hard, they don’t realize that all they’re laughing at is a person in agony.”
  • “This is the First Time This Has Ever Happened”
    Some thoughts on Taylor Swift, the musical I’m working on, and the two favorite movies I saw this year.