Tolkien’s Rings & Medieval Legendarium: Episode V: Partings

We dive into the Song of the Roots of Hithaeglir and discuss aspects that resonate with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and lore. We also focus on the themes of greed and pride and how these traits lead to the eventual downfall or ruin of various characters or races. Please check out Dr. Bryan Keene on InstagramContinue reading “Tolkien’s Rings & Medieval Legendarium: Episode V: Partings”

Tolkien’s Rings & Medieval Legendarium: Episode 4: THE GREAT WAVE

We dive into the theme of legacy with a look at the relationships between fathers and their children: Elendil and Isildur; Tar-Palantír and Míriel; Eärendil and his sons Elrond and Elros; Durin and Durin; and Adar and orcs. Please check out Dr. Bryan Keene on Instagram @_medievalart

Tolkien’s Rings & Medieval Legendarium: Material Culture of Arda

In an extra edition of Tolkien’s Rings & Medieval Legendarium:, Dr. Bryan Keene and I discuss the material cultural representation in the costuming of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and their Medieval inspirations.

Tolkien’s Rings &Medieval Legendarium: The Rings of Power Episode 3 Discussion

Dr. Bryan Keene and I dive into the island kingdom of Númenor and discuss the elusive character Adar from the third episode of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Tolkien’s Rings &Medieval Legendarium: The Rings of Power Episodes 1+2 Discussion

I joined with Dr. Bryan Keene on his instagram, _medievalart to discuss the first two episodes of  @Prime Video  ‘s The Rings of Power! In this episode, we talked about what makes this show true to Tolkien’s lore, what we’re looking forward to in the coming episodes! Subscribe to his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUw52pscUMaZbeGE2ZmvYbQ CheckContinue reading “Tolkien’s Rings &Medieval Legendarium: The Rings of Power Episodes 1+2 Discussion”

The Ring of Power Episode 1+2 Initial Reaction

Here you can find my quick thoughts about the first two episodes of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!

Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Before we get into the show today, this episode was recorded on December 2nd, 2021, 54 days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. When the invasion occurred Rachael and I made sure that we wanted to make this and the following points clear. We stand with Ukraine and that we made this with the intentionContinue reading “Alexander Nevsky (1938)”

The Northman – Movie Review

The Northman written by Robert Eggers and Sjón follows the story of Amleth, a Norse prince who is Hel-bent on avenging his father’s death and his mother’s kidnapping. Despite being visually entrancing with its attention to the minutiae of the Norse world, cinematography and overall atmosphere, The Northman fails in translating the themes that are embedded into the story. #TheNorthman

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

On today’s episode of Cinemallennials, I talked with Will Pender, host of Now that’s What I Call A Podcast about the silent horror classic, The Phantom of the Opera starring the Man of a Thousand Faces, Lon Chaney, and the original scream queen, Mary Philbin. Lon Chaney paved the way for all of our favoriteContinue reading “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”

8 1/2 (1963)

On today’s episode of Cinemallennials, I talk with another K Cut podcast host, James Bunn about Frederico Fellini’s master work on the process of filmmaking, 8 ½. Frederico Fellini’s legacy is that of his films, grounded fantasy, a cavalcade of nostalgia, fever dreams, lust, and desire. From Tim Burton to David Lynch, Fellini is reveredContinue reading “8 1/2 (1963)”