Warning: Contains spoilers La La Land (2016) is written by Damien Chazelle, who directed a hit film 3 years ago about the an ambitious drum players and his instructor. Chazelle came back to the screen with his La La Land. La La Land is a story about two people in Los Angeles following their dreams. Emma […]Read more "Review: Finding Your Dream in La La Land"
First, we need to distinguish between a piece of music and a song. Rand has devoted a whole book on the subject of aesthetics called Romantic Manifesto which she has described music as a psycho-epistemological experience. I’ll provide a few quotes to summarise what she meant when she discussed music: Psycho-epistemologically, the pattern of the response […]Read more "How to Judge a Song"
If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It’s no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for […]Read more "Hatred of: the Beautiful for Being the Beautiful"
Plot: David is a social outcast obsessed with a 50s TV sitcom called Pleasantville to avoid problems with reality. His sister Jennifer is a shallow teenage girl obsessed with boys who doesn’t get along with her brother at all. When their single mother was away one night, the two had a fight over TV and […]Read more "Review: Pleasantville- The Pleasant Enlightment"
How does Objectivism view sports? Can we compare sports to art? If so, do sports have any values?Read more "Do Sports Have Values?"
A review of Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and what we can learn from this science fiction novel.Read more "Childhood’s End- The End of Creativity and Romantic Realism"