Let me just say that while many genres have my sympathy, the superhero genre is usually not one of them. With the exception of Nolan’s Batman films, I find many superhero movies to be rather lukewarm with their predictable outcomes and action scenes for the sake of action. However, Wonder Woman blew away all of my expectations and more.
I figured this guide could use a small update to make it a bit easier to tell which films are the ones I really love. I also wanted to add a link to all my ratings on IMDb and briefly explain how my rating system translates to the rating system on IMDb. Otherwise, for the most part, the core of the system has remained the same. The basic format of my film reviews consists of 2 parts:
Life Update winter · personal · reflection · 2017
Spring break is almost over, and I’ve spent half of it alone in my apartment, cleaning, sleeping, and relaxing. While it’s not most people’s idea of a senior year spring break, it’s given me time to think about what’s happened to me so far this year. 2017 certainly came ready to fight, and I leave winter quarter with a fair share of bruises. It’s been a season of sadness and rejection, but it’s also been a season of tremendous growth and change, and I wanted to share a little bit about it. Here are 3 things I learned this quarter:
Website Update update · strata · url · namecheap · kevinwli
Another quarter of classes has come and passed, and yet another update has gone live. Take a look at the shortlist of changes:
Life Update personal · reflection · 2016
The new year is just a few hours away, and it seems that 2016 will be forever seen as quite the poop stain on the scrolls of history.
Website Update tranquilpeak · update
With my return home from another gruelling quarter of classes, I’ve revamped the look of my website once more. Here’s a quick “patch notes” if you will:
Website Update hugo · redlounge · update
It’s been awhile since I updated my site, so when I came back, I decided to re-design/re-build it.
Film Review The Revenant · Alejandro González Iñárritu · Leonardo DiCaprio · Tom Hardy · R · 2015
While it’s not a film I particularly love, I admire “The Revenant” for its beauty, cinematography, and visceral depiction of the wild. This is a film that is meant to be seen on the big screen.
Film Review Carol · Todd Haynes · Cate Blanchett · Rooney Mara · R · 2015
I am not by any means an expert on the subject of love, but I believe “Carol” is one of the most realistic and intelligent portrayals of love that I’ve seen in film.
Film Review The Hateful Eight · Quentin Tarantino · Samuel L. Jackson · Kurt Russell · Jennifer Jason Leigh · Walton Goggins · R · 2015
Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, “The Hateful Eight”, is some sort of twisted game of Clue in the style of a Western, set ten or so years after the American Civil War. Add a stellar cast and a beautiful original score written by Ennio Morricone and we’ve got ourselves a good movie that’s entertaining as hell.