The Red Thread: Rankin/Bass Tolkien Adaptations and Studio Ghibli

I grew up at a perfect time to become obsessed with Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, and subsequently J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium. I would scour the library, the internet, ask my family for any sort of information or way of learning about Tolkien’s creation in any way while I was waitingContinue reading “The Red Thread: Rankin/Bass Tolkien Adaptations and Studio Ghibli”

R.I.P. Terry Jones

We’ve lost another comedy legend today, Terry Jones. You know him from his time as a member of Monty Python playing Sir Bedevere and one of the repressed peasants in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which could still be argued as one of the most important jokes in history) as well as Brian’s MotherContinue reading “R.I.P. Terry Jones”

Christmas Classics

All my life I have loved Christmas and Christmas movies have always enhanced and furthered my love for Christmas. A couple of years ago, I decided to make a series about the history of some of my favorite movies and what they mean to me. If you’d like to know more about It’s A WonderfulContinue reading “Christmas Classics”

The representation of Welsh and Goidelic languages in entertainment and it’s importance.

For the past couple years, I’ve been noticing a considerable rise in the representation of Welsh (Cymraeg), Irish (Gaelige) and Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) in major film and television productions and here’s why these representations matter. This occurred to me today while watching Netflix’s look behind the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown in whichContinue reading “The representation of Welsh and Goidelic languages in entertainment and it’s importance.”