Mike and Melissa: Stay in School

Look, I don’t give a shit if you want to fuck a purple skunk person. It’s not important if your protagonist wears cat ears, demonises their ex or hates whatever’s “mainstream”- so long as the execution makes it work. Mike and Melissa, the student-animated short, doesn’t do this. It really REALLY doesn’t. This short has…

In a nutshell: International films

This is going to be a segment where I sum up films to suggest (or deter) them, and I’m going to start with a few international favourites of mine. Remember: Subs not Dubs! Lola Rennt Perfect writing- this film not only uses great writing but also studies it. It denies the conventional plot for one…

Shitlock: A Study in Pink

Before I dive into a very deep pool of bitterness, I must confess something. I used to like BBC’s Sherlock– a lot. Even when I would get confused or frustrated with the show I would mute those feelings in order to enjoy what I was seeing, there was a very large culture of hype around…

How to murder the wrong thing

I can’t watch Superjail! anymore. Well, I can and I do (often)- just not season 4. We’ll get into that later. In order to express why the cancellation was more of a killing than an act of euthanasia, I need to establish the greatness and promise of the show in the first place. Yes, I…