About a year ago, I watched Frozen Ⅱ four times in one day, which was in a sense a feat of movie-related endurance. This year, I did something else: I watched one movie per day for the entire month of November. Here are exactly five words about each one:
Kishi Bashi’s 2016 album Sonderlust is a marked departure from the style of his previous two albums, and no track exemplifies this better than “Say Yeah.” In contrast to his established style of mostly solo creations constructed from voice and violin loops, the track features a distinctly synth-pop sound characteristic of the 1970s that incorporates quite a few other musicians. “Say Yeah” opens with a chiptune-style melody that sounds like something from an early videogame.
Today I watched Frozen Ⅱ four times in a row. I don’t usually do anything on Sundays, so I figured this might be something interesting (if painful). I haven’t seen the original Frozen but I figured this would be a great place to jump in. As with most Disney movies, it was a squeaky-clean mediocrity that tries to appeal to everyone, and in doing so, appeals to no one. Dear reader, let me tell you what I have learned.
What’s the best superpower? No, it’s not super strength. No, it’s not flying. No, it’s not invisibility. The best superpower is the ability to edit your own mind.