The Sad English Fish: Some Thoughts on Haddock’s Addiction and Grief in The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

A little while back, in my bande dessinée Discord server, we sat down and watched The Adventures of Tintin (2011), directed by Stephen Spielberg. I hadn’t watched this movie since it came out in cinemas, so I was delighted to see it again and evaluate it once more, this time with my newly acquired expansive... Continue Reading →

A Māori Perspective on the Assumed Universality of Ari Aster’s Hereditary (2018)

Spoilers for Hereditary (2018), of course. Ari Aster’s Hereditary (2018) was exceptionally well-received upon its release, with critical praise focused on the nuanced and sensitive portrayals of a dysfunctional family dynamic. I also very much enjoyed the film when I watched it, finding the tension between the generations of women within the family to be... Continue Reading →

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