To say that the art of this animation is beautiful and refreshing is an understatement. The watercolor brush style is superb and unique in a world of anime dominated by flat colors and smooth lines. The story itself is certainly a timeless one of the yearning for happiness in a world mediated by notions of happiness… Continue reading The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness
On the coddling of the masses by the left. The left makes excuses for the failure of people to stand up for themselves, this is ultimately a bad thing for actual political consciousness.
A Kantian review for a truly Kantian film. A very dense and esoteric film which required a dense and esoteric review in turn.
This animation is a favorite of greens and Bookchinites to be sure, but it goes far beyond such ecological concerns. As an animation it is very good, it has the typical Miyazaki character designs. As a story, however, this film is superb in that it is far more complex than most who watch it realize. There… Continue reading Princess Mononoke: Struggle and Life
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Everyone has heard and read this phrase many times over their life. Many stand by this supposedly deeply true and meaningful common phrase, and some of you reading this as well surely believe in the truth of this statement. It sure seems true; after all, look at all… Continue reading The Myth of Power
Capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt. —Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1, Ch. 36 From a human perspective, capitalism can be seen as evil on a level which in prior history was unthinkable: evil in an objective, impersonal, and emotionless sense. Capitalism as a system seems to rise up… Continue reading Capitalism as Theological Idealism
Another film I did not pick. I had to suffer through it instead of watching Werckmeister harmóniák [Werckmeister Harmonies]. Endure then my anathema.
They say that there is strength in numbers and in raising our voices. What good ol’ liberals forgot to tell you is that no one cares, especially our beloved politicians. A loud and clear message is but the first step of rational social change, however, it never is supposed to be the only step. Gathering […]
The Operation Will Be Successful, But We Will All Die. A Hegelian review of an unfortunately lacking German Idealist film.
On the theme of enchanted nature, its absence in modernity, yet its necessity.