All posts tagged: think piece

On “Marvel Movies aren’t Cinema” and why not every film has to be high art

Recently Martin Scorsese’s been making some waves … No, nobody’s remaking Taxi Driver … The legend-filmmaker has been quoted saying: “Marvel Movies aren’t cinema” and the nerds are out for revenge. Now, to be fair: Nobody seems to be quoting everything he’s said to Empire magazine. As soon as you reed the full quote a lot of things get a lot clearer: “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Martin Scorsese to Empire Magazine Now there’s a lot to unpack here and I had alot of thoughts over the last couple of days … I’ve posted some on twitter but I thought I’d take some time out of my day to get into some more detail. Marvel Movies aren’t Cinema As I’ve tweeted: Marvel movies aren’t …

Some Thoughts on Actual Sunlight

I recently finished playing Actual Sunlight. It’s not the longest game or the prettiest game and you probably never heard of it to begin with ( I mean, if you have, good on you!). But all that fits in perfectly well with the game itself and its protagonist: Actual Sunlight is not a happy game. It’s a game about depression and loneliness. The short description on steam reads: Take a walk on the thin line between hope and despair in Actual Sunlight: A short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation. Disclaimer Steam also gives a disclaimer: The game is not supposed to be played by people under 18 and I think that’s a very important thing to note: It contains strong language, sexual allusions and – obviously – references to depression and suicide. I am not sure if I’d say it’s not made for players under 18 … I feel like we usually underestimate children’s and especially teenager’s capacities to deal with these sorts of topics. But please be a little self aware: …