EFC 2.07 – Dr. Strange

Feat. The Music of Cold War Kids, and Earth, Wind & Fire (In a Special EFC Music Video!)

“You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole, and you’ve spent your whole life trying to widen that keyhole – to see more, to know more. And now, upon hearing that it can be widened, in ways you can’t imagine, you reject the possibility.”

The famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell, said that Step #1 in The Hero’s Journey is The Call to Adventure. The caller, of course, is The Universe, and it wants the hero to undergo a transformative experience of some kind. But the hero must pick up the phone in order for the journey to commence. Continue reading “EFC 2.07 – Dr. Strange”

EFC 08: Kubo and the Two Strings

Feat. The Performance by Regina Spektor of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

“If you must blink do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem.”

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) is a hero’s tale which shall live on, thanks to the ingenuity of animator/director, Travis Knight, and the folks at LAIKA studios, who brought you Coraline (2009) and The Box Trolls (2014). Their 4th full-length feature is a visual marvel, a fantastic feast for the imagination, and a proper ode to storytellers everywhere. Overall, this film is a blissful experience. Continue reading “EFC 08: Kubo and the Two Strings”