Savlonic: Viral to Hit

“I will always remember how Savlonic went from being a YouTube viral sensation to being an actual hit in the music industry.”

Zootopia is no Utopia

Zootopia is a good movie, but it’s far from perfect. It’s time to discuss where it went wrong.

Akira or, “The Powers That Be”

In Akira, politics only yield destruction.

Revving the Engine: Outlaws

“I want to re-write the way the VFX industry does things and use games tech to do it.” Sponsored by Unreal Engine 4.

A Dream of Flying

Jordan Mammo uncovers the fleeting dream hidden beneath the controversy surrounding Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie, The Wind Rises.

A Good Thing

“Why bats, Sir?” I was fifteen when Batman Begins came out in the summer of 2005. I remember leaning forward in my seat when Michael Caine’s Alfred asked Bruce Wayne this question. Yes, why bats? Growing up in the pop culture shadow of the Dark Knight, I’d never questioned his choice in costume. Batman was all about bats because his name was Batman. Right? On the screen, Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne lifted his eyes from the batarang he was soldering. “Bats frighten me,” he replies. The words sent a shiver through me. Batman was afraid of bats. Batman was afraid.