Cowboys

The resulting separation causes further tensions, and when Joe makes a desperate plea to escape the oppressive denial of his mother, Troy abducts him. Over the course of just 83 minutes, we witness the development and deconstruction of ideals, followed by the promise of a fresh start. Can’t wait to see what Kerrigan does next. Troy wants to be a good father and seems aware of his image as a hero to his son. Troy (Zahn) is accepting of his son’s identity, while Sarah (Jillian Bell) dismisses it as a…

How personal trauma and national tragedy inspired Grave of the Fireflies

The rest of the family was in the backyard shelter. Urban Japan, dense with wood and paper, proved highly vulnerable to incendiary bombs. Relatively few ask what else it may be trying to do. Rarely is it substantially criticized, except when political sensitivities come into play. Malnutrition stalked them throughout, eventually taking the little girl’s life on 21 August. Later that day, at a makeshift hospital, he found his sixteen-month-old adoptive sister and mother, who was severely burned; his father was never seen again. Yet it also belies the nuances…