Whiskey, Wellness, and Wisdom

with Matthew Bachman

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams. James Sunderland looking in the mirror.

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is a psychological horror game that delves deep into the heavier themes of guilt and our perception of reality.

Roll of film with the words: Philosophy through Film - Classism

One the films that the internet community is talking about is the 2019 Spanish film The Platform which rather heavy handily explores the theme of classism.

Creativity lightbulb.

Whether you’re an painter, filmmaker, or writer it can be tempting to limit yourself. However, as creative minds, we are naturally puzzle solvers and with no limitations, there is no puzzle to solve.

Silent Hill. Harry Mason waking up in cafe.

Konami’s legendary video game series Silent Hill is anything but mindless entertainment, it has a philosophy to the story. Like any good story, the series has layers like an onion that the player slowly peels away at to reveal an ultimate truth within the story’s universe. Over the course of the the game there are two important themes that are explored: parental duty and humanity. There is certainly a lesson in philosophy to be learnt through Silent Hill.

Being in a self-quarantine is the perfect time to catch on your reading and watching some movies you haven’t seen before.

It’s no secret that the movies are usually worse than the books they are adapting from, but why exactly is that the case?

I’m taking a break from my usual writings about libraries, literature, and philosophy to address Shakira’s performance at the Superbowl Half-Time Show.

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