From its opening moments, The Wind Will Carry Us is about seeing. Who is seen, why they are being seen and, perhaps even more importantly, who is not seen, are pivotal moments that convey ideological and thematic weight to the film. Continue reading The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Some of the greatest sights you’ll ever see in your life won’t be found on the silver screen or your flat-screened TV. These rich sights require a little work to find, they’re not nearly as accessible or easy to find as a piece of media. It can take some sweat and work to find it, but what it provides is vast and rich. And the visual splendor on display often puts even the best pieces of media to shame. Nature is something to behold. Continue reading On Watching Nature
Cinema Sights is closing down. It’s been something I’ve been putting off for a year and a half. I got tired of the site and I tried everything I could to reinvent it. I went with a massive spat of TV content, tried some more article style content, and even dabbled into comics and video games. None of it worked. Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
Welcome to Creative Criticism!
While I’ve enjoyed writing on my previous site Cinema Sights for years, it was time for a change. I’ve found myself more and more interested in exploring and writing about media beyond film and to fit this changing interest, I decided to create this new site. Right now, I’ve got content for film, television, and games, but I’ll be adding new areas in the future.
Also, this launch is a bit rough. There are still posts that need images added to them and probably some broken links. I’ll be fixing these over the next few weeks. In addition, I’m still fiddling with the layout of the site. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.
The first time I watched Babette’s Feast, I must admit I misconstrued its themes. Here was a story that coalesced two opposing ways of living life and I was quick to see one as better than the other, when the film actually builds to something else entirely, a different way altogether of understanding life. One way seeks earthly achievements, another spiritual achievements, but neither amount to much by the end of the film.