QI’RA: Chapter Twenty-Eight

Tremors in a Friendship

Qi’ra, as she had promised herself earlier that day, didn’t head straight to her room after leaving the bridge. Instead, she went to talk to Nienye who she noticed was behaving…strangely to say the least. He was always a quiet, calm person but he was never too standoffish as if he needed time to himself. It made her wonder if something was wrong.

When she reached his room she knocked on the door, half expecting it not to open. When it did slide open she found Nienye looking down at her. When he saw her there was a bit of surprise that was quickly replaced by his patented smile. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Twenty-Eight

‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’: Another David Lean Masterpiece!

Wow, wow, wow. I’ve watched three David Lean movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and now The Bridge on the River Kwai. Each film has been utterly stunning, both visually and narratively. Doctor Zhivago was a bit slower but a crack at the more romantic side of things. Lawrence of Arabia swept me away for three hours and fifty-eight minutes with its mesmerizing performance by Peter O’ Toole and David Lean’s incredible directing which brought the beauty of the desert in ways I didn’t conceive imaginable on the big screen. And once again David Lean does not stray from highlighting the beauty of his movie’s regional settings with The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Set in the sweltering jungles of Burma and filmed in Sri Lanka, the movie immerses you in its seemingly unlivable conditions. The white soldiers with their tanned brown skins and bare-chested bodies gleaming in a thin slick of sweat and their hair matted against their heads make you feel their incredible discomfort. The giant bats swarming overhead is something that I actually hope I can see with my own eyes one day but in the context of the film is utterly terrifying.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Starts Tomorrow!

It’s happening everyone. The new season of The Mandalorian starts tomorrow, and that means we’re also one step closer to WandaVision which I am sure will arrive after The Mandalorian‘s second season is complete.

It’s an exciting though all around but I am also kind of nervous. I’m honestly hoping that this story doesn’t devolve into the unrecognizable debacle that is the Sequel Trilogy and stays on a path that is both fun, memorable, epic, emotionally impactful, and riveting. We’ll see what Favreau and Filoni have up their sleeves but it’s nice to know we can follow this journey starting tomorrow.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with us!