REVIEW: ‘On/Off’ A DUST Exclusive Short Film

When it comes to the world of filmmaking one place to look at for constant creativity and ingenuity is at the often overlooked medium of short films. The length of these films allows for storytellers to explore new territories and tell stories that have the potential to push the limits of the realm of filmmaking. … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘On/Off’ A DUST Exclusive Short Film

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REVIEW: ‘Dumbo’ (2019)

Disney has been working hard to bring some of their most beloved animated properties back to life on the big screen in a modern live-action approach. While I have been pretty positive concerning these remakes, this decision has caused some criticism. Dumbo is Disney’s  latest attempt to adapt a beloved classic into a modern interpretation. … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Dumbo’ (2019)

REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is entering its Eleventh year as a forced to be reckoned with in the World of superhero cinema with countless entries under their belt and the popularization of previously underappreciated Marvel heroes. The series established the interconnected universe concept and they have been successful at doing so ever since. 2019’s first … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’

New Podcast Series “Will Return”

"We're in the endgame now" "Will Return" is a new podcast series from your friendly neighborhood D.A. Phoenix. I sit down with good friends to get into the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! This mini-series is an in depth celebration of film, comic books, and creativity, all leading up to the release of Avengers: … Continue reading New Podcast Series “Will Return”

The Academy Awards And How They Have Been Hurt By Controversy

It’s 2019 and there seems to be a change in attitudes along with the change in time. It feels as if certain things are becoming less valuable to newer generations and it’s certainly palpable in all aspects, but a place where ideals are most noticeably changing is in film. Like any medium of art they … Continue reading The Academy Awards And How They Have Been Hurt By Controversy

Why The Academy Awards Shuns Horror

The Academy Awards has been seen in the eyes of the public for many years as the most prestigious Awards ceremony for the art of filmmaking. Its purpose is to celebrate the medium in all of its incredible achievements and to award certain films each year that push the boundaries in some ways that improve … Continue reading Why The Academy Awards Shuns Horror

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

In 2013 the public was treated to a trailer from Warner Brothers Pictures announcing the release of a new film called The Lego Movie. What would seem like a senseless approach to sell Lego toys intrigued many people with not only the quality of said trailer, but also how many celebrities agreed to be in … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’