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’ve been wanting to see this horror movie for months, and I finally got around to it. The premise of the movie is kind of like a found footage flick, only the entire film takes place on a single computer screen. If that sounds hard to pull off, well, I’m sure it is, but Unfriended manages to make 90 minutes of staring at browsers and Skype windows a tense and rewarding affair. The story revolves around a group of teens who were indirectly involved in the suicide of a classmate. The friends learn about each other as a stranger hacks into their communications and forces them to reveal dirty secrets about themselves and how truly involved they were with their classmate’s untimely death. It’s a thrilling film start to finish.