What do The Rocketeer, Captain America, and Indiana Jones have in common? Probably more than you think! In this video we attempt to uncover why The Rocketeer has become such an endearing cult-classic, where its inspiration comes from, how the concept of retrofuturism impacted its enduring popularity, and how it has unexpectedly influenced cinema to this very day…over 30 years after its initial release!
Author: C.Z. Anderson
Mickey’s Christmas Carol- A Holiday Retrospective
Star Wars – A Masterclass of Science Fiction and Fantasy
The original Star Wars film was a masterpiece and redefined the way that movies were made. As a result, the series it began has become one of the most influential franchises in cinema history. As such, it holds a unique place in the pantheon of genre films…and gives us a unique perspective on both science fiction and fantasy. In this retrospective review, we explore what the Star Wars franchise’s journey can teach us about writing for these genres and how to tell amazing new stories moving forward.
An Unappreciated Disney Classic (Robin Hood-1973)
Here’s an in-depth look at a truly underrated movie. What makes Robin Hood defy the odds?
The Unexpected Magic of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (Video)
Let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole together and look at Disney’s Alice in Wonderland! In this video essay we try to wrap our minds around why it remains such a pop-culture icon, even 7 decades after its initial release! Happy 70th Anniversary Alice!
Why Pixar’s Up is a Masterpiece! (Video Essay)
Pirates of the Caribbean vs Indiana Jones
This is my new video analyzing two amazing Masterpieces! I hope you all enjoy it!
Why Inside Out is a Masterpiece!
Bring out the tissue boxes and open your minds up for some deep thinking, because today I’m reviewing one of my favorite Pixar movies of all time!
Why Tron Legacy is Actually Good
My video essay and review breaking down the storytelling potential in Disney’s Tron Legacy.