Category Archives: Links

Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (2018) As a long-time fan of the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise, I was thrilled to see that Disney was making a live-action film that explored the idea of what might have happened to Christopher Robin after he grew up. To … Continue reading

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Musings On Fanciful Hagiographies

Disclaimer: I am simply a layperson and these are my observations. I am not claiming to speak for any authority other than my own. Maybe because I have been thinking of realism in fiction lately, and with it being the … Continue reading

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Season 11 Finale!

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 18 (Free Falling)   Well, isn’t that all tied up nicely! Done, the season’s all stacked up with a ribbon around it. (Okay, spoiler warning.) Unlike last year, there are few cliffhangers left as the … Continue reading

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Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing (2017) One of those films that looked interesting but was not immediately on my “must-see” list, Downsizing pleasantly surprised me in how entertaining and thought-provoking it is. Similar to The Martian, it takes a serious approach to science fiction … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad (2013) Every year around Remembrance Day weekend, I usually pick a war-related film to watch. This year, I decided to watch the 2013 Russian film Stalingrad, which is about the eponymous battle that lasted six months 1942-43, turning the … Continue reading

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Update on Disney’s Missing Mom Theory

The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2017) The biggest thing that I have noticed about this myth in the past three years is how much Disney is not following it in its recent films. It … Continue reading

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