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: 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!

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

DUNE – Movie Review

DUNE written by Jon Spaihts, Eric Roth, and Denis Villeneuve who also directed the film is a film that everyone should see on the biggest screen they possibly can. Based on what is often considered to be the greatest science-fiction novel of all time, DUNE by Frank Herbert follows the story of Paul Atreides, theContinue reading “DUNE – Movie Review”

The Last Duel-Movie Review

The Last Duel, directed by Ridley Scott and written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon follows the story surrounding the last judicial duel in France, a fight to the death between, Sir Jean de Carrouges and squire Jacques le Gris after de Carrouges’s wife, Maguerite accuses his former friend of rape. Based onContinue reading “The Last Duel-Movie Review”

The Green Knight – Movie Review

The Green Knight written and directed by David Lowery is a film that ultimately let me down. As someone who’s life has been influenced by Arthurian legends and their honorable and brave deeds I had high hopes for the A24 medieval fantasy. While a visionary work of art evoking the medieval realities of straddling bothContinue reading “The Green Knight – Movie Review”