[HRM] Solaris

[HRM] Solaris

A close friend of mine who is very into theatre and the stage unfortunately can’t stand George Clooney. I say “unfortunately” because I believe there is a lot to be studied and gained from his performance in 2002’s remake of Solaris, first...
[HRM] Dead Poets Society

[HRM] Dead Poets Society

Consistently topping the charts of my favorite movies for more than twenty-five years, Dead Poets Society is a powerful look at the pressures of society and the nature of conformity, of free-expression and individuality in the face of repression. Above all, it’s...
[HRM] Event Horizon

[HRM] Event Horizon

In my inaugural entry to the Half-Remembered Movies category I’m discussing a movie that absolutely terrified me as a teenager, Event Horizon. Not normally a fan of the Horror/Thriller genre, I remember first seeing it at a sleepover, and that none of us were...
Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Many blogs and review sites take the occasional look back at cinema of yesteryear, of those great and now-classic movies of the 1980s and 90s that have become part of the American cultural consensus. The authors rewatch older movies with new eyes, and often talk about...
Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Stories featuring superheroes generally aren’t my thing – I enjoy fantasy and science fiction well enough, but so often superhero media lacks a coherent consistency. If the Flash can move as fast as sound, why does he get punched? Does Captain America’s...
The Curse of Load Times

The Curse of Load Times

There’s a very chicken-and-egg scenario when it comes to computer software: are applications demanding more resources because systems are getting more powerful, or are systems getting more powerful because applications are demanding more resources? Whichever end...