Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
I’m stilling pushing on with these Harry Potter movies, and I think the series has hit a high point with Goblet of Fire. I don’t know what changed, but Goblet of Fire was expertly paced and more cohesive than any of the other films so far, making it far more entertaining. It also featured a decent amount of action, some interesting love triangles, and a neatly packaged story. This movie is also likely the last “light” film before the series gets notoriously dark, making me feel like Goblet of Fire will be my favorite in the whole movie franchise. But I’ve still got four more to go, so who knows?
I’d heard on Twitter that Triangle was a great time traveling movie, so on a whim, I decided to check it out. We’ve all seen movies that involve the manipulation of time, such as Looper and Primer, but people were saying this is one of the smartest ones (okay, Primer is probably the smartest ones, but it’s nearly impossible to understand, too). The premise starts out simply: A single mother gets away with friends for the weekend by taking a trip on a sailboat, and things go wrong when a storm hits. The group becomes stranded when a giant cruiser floats by. However, it’s seemingly abandoned, and then things get weird. Like all time travel movies, things get confusing, and by the end, mysterious scenes shown at the beginning make sense, but nothing is really explained. I have plenty of questions I don’t even know how to ask. Triangle is a fun psychological thriller, but expect to watch it a few times to understand it fully—if that’s at all possible.