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.
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project is the “original” found footage horror film, and it hasn’t been easy for others to top it. It stars three amateur filmmakers as they venture into the woods to find the rumored Blair witch. They quickly find they’re not alone, and tensions rise as the friends become delusional. The movie does a lot right: It never shows the monster, the ad-libbed acting feels authentic, and the found footage is done in a realistic way. It’s a great horror film without getting gory, if you somehow haven’t seen it.
The Sacrament is another found footage horror film that’s pretty light on the horror. Vice documentarians go to a remote village where it’s quickly apparently all who live there are part of a cult. The documentarians’ presence leads to chaos, resulting in a horrific and pretty realistic conclusion. It’s a horror movie that shows the real monsters in this world are those who irresponsibly take advantage of humans’ gullibility and weak minds.
The first album Bon Iver has put out in five years leaked early, and what a great experience it is. From the moment I heard 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄—actually, the moment I saw the song title—I knew I was in for something special and unique. Bon Iver’s new album—22, A Million—ditches the folk sound for something completely different but still one hundred percent Bon Iver. Not everyone will like it, but it’s impossible to appreciate what this album does. Check out 715 – CRΣΣKS and 33 “GOD”.