The Strange Subtext Of Toy Story | Jack Saint

BUZZ: “No, Woody. For the first time I *am* thinking clearly.” “You were right all along. I’m not a space ranger, I’m just a toy… …a stupid, little, insignificant toy.” WOODY: “Woah, hey, wait a minute! Being a toy is a lot better than a space ranger!” BUZZ: “Yeah, right.” WOODY: “No, it is! Look,…

Religion and Gay Marriage

Good morning, Hank, it’s Tuesday. I really liked your video about marriage equality on Friday, but today I wanted to approach the question of gay marriage from a specifically religious perspective. But to do that we have to first figure out what exactly marriage is, which turns out to be incredibly complicated. All right, so…

What is Berserk’s Take on Religion?

Berserk is a story with very clear religious allusions and inspirations. From the factions of organized worship touched on throughout the plot to the ironic religious imagery portrayed through both Guts and Griffith, this is a piece of work absolutely rich with symbolism about the topic. And while there are tons of little messages about…

The Dirt: Anatomy Of A Movie That Genuinely Hates Women | Jack Saint

You know when you’re like… …having an argument with someone and they sort of start to admit that they were in the wrong, but then you get that “But…” the “What I did was wrong, BUT….” moment wherein they undermine their actual admittances of what they did by attempting to fully justify it and make…

The Ideology Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe | Jack Saint

“Our war is a war against evil. This is clearly a case of good versus evil, and make no mistake about it: good will prevail.” [applause] Hey everybody! Today we’re gonna talk about the hidden meanings of Marvel movies. Please don’t go. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is, at this point, a cultural inevitability. Like Star…

Can Art Be Objectively Bad? | Jack Saint

The first generation or so produced work of genuine merit. Monet, Renoir and Degas still maintained elements of disciplined design and execution, but with each new generation, standards declined until there were no standards. All that was left was personal expression. The great art historian Jacob Rosenberg wrote that quality and art is not merely…

Finding Meaning In YIIK: A Postmodern RPG | Jack Saint

“Will this be a greatly misunderstood game?” Yes, I think this is a misunderstood masterpiece. Like I say, I like to be a contrarian, so… I’m gonna give this — I’m literally gonna give this game as much as I can possibly give… The most good faith. I’m gonna steel man this game right now….