The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913) – L. Frank Baum

It’s been over a year since I travelled to the land of Oz. So I decided to buckle up for a quick jaunt back to that fairyland that shaped the lives of so many children at the beginning of the 20th century. Baum guides us back to his world as we go on another quest…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Black Orchid

  This week’s journey in the TARDIS is interesting for a couple of reasons, first, it’s the shortest story in a long time, only two episodes. They were written by Terence Dudley and aired on the first and second of March, 1982. The second is, that outside of our time travelers, it’s not really a…

The Navigator (1988) – Vincent Ward

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brings me this medieval plague tale, that interweaves dreams and reality, into an odyssey of hope. In the 14th century the Black Plague is sweeping across Europe, and young Griffin (Hamish McFarlane) fears for his tiny village, even while he longs for his brother Connor (Bruce Lyons) to return to…

Hot Docs: Teenage – Matt Wolf

Using Jon Savage’s Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture as a launching point, Wolf’s film, which screened at the Lightbox yesterday, serves as a perfect companion piece to Savage’s work. Through the use of varied voice overs from the UK, the U.S. and Germany, the film charts the growth of a new creation, that of adolescence at…