Dear Emmy Voter: Vote for Into the Badlands and Make History

Dear Emmy Voter, I get it. There’s a lot of pressure in voting. How do you vote for the best work being done among your peers? And how do you choose the best shows among different formats and genres? And how do you accomplish all that while maintaining your job and other personal duties? And … Continue reading Dear Emmy Voter: Vote for Into the Badlands and Make History

Happy Birthday, Jackie Chan: A Look at His Career

It’s #AsianApril and Jackie Chan’s 65th birthday! I actually wrote out a whole giant Twitter thread about this to celebrate it all as an alternative to writing this article. But just as I clicked “Send,” it all disappeared. So, here I am. Back on my blog. Trying to not feel frustrated and just keep moving … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jackie Chan: A Look at His Career

Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

What a journey these poems have taken me through. What started as a single poem turned into an unexpected trilogy that somehow provides the closure the first poem needed all along.  If you haven't already, you might want to read (or re-read!) the first two parts, since they follow a chronological order: Part 1 and Part 2. Thank … Continue reading Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

After writing the first Father and Son poem, I got some great feedback from friends and soon realized I still had more to say. Thus, Father and Son 2 was born. In the first poem, the father takes his time to reply and try to show his son a beautiful way to live his life. It's kind … Continue reading Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Men! Dudes! Bros! Countrymen! Dude-Bros! Bro…dudes… Tired of women having to tell you how they’re “feeling" all the time? Sick of being told that your comments hurt someone’s “feelings?” Done having to be PC because people’s “feelings” are being offended? Are you constantly putting the word “feelings” in air quotes because you just can’t even? … Continue reading Time for Men to Unite Against a Common Enemy

Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

First of all, I don't like calling it a "MeToo Era," because it feels like I'm saying that it's a brand new thing that suddenly's been happening. Like men haven't been the perpetrators of horrific sexual crimes for thousands of years. But I couldn't think of a better title for this post, so here we … Continue reading Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

Stunt-Centric vs Choreo-Centric Part 3: Application

I really tried, but apparently I'm not done thinking about these ideas. So here we go! My first Trilogy! Part 3: in which I discuss some of the ways that thinking about action aesthetics in terms of stunt-centric and choreo-centric could be helpful or useful. Application #1: Improving Personal Film Literacy The first way that … Continue reading Stunt-Centric vs Choreo-Centric Part 3: Application