‘UFC 203’ Cooldown: the Thrills and the Agonies

If UFC 199 was a “black swan event” for the promotion, as I said in its aftermath, what the hell was UFC 203? Perhaps it’s a question which answers itself, because, to run with the zoomorphism a little longer, this Cleveland card defied all taxonomy. Still heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, however, did not: he reinforced himself as the whale that capsized his division, with 203 marking … More ‘UFC 203’ Cooldown: the Thrills and the Agonies

‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’ Review: Cinemana

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is games publisher Square Enix’s third attempt, after 2001’s The Spirits Within and 2005’s Advent Children, to cast the proverbial magic of cinema over their flagship series. The film, along with animated miniseries Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, serves as an extravagant foreword to the upcoming game from which it takes its subtitle. This extravagance, however, is the film’s underlying folly; … More ‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’ Review: Cinemana

‘UFC 202’ Cooldown: the Thrills and the Agonies

Nate Diaz’s recuperative post-fight enjoyment of CBD oil via vape pen and the reactionary fits and starts by an overclocked, hypersensitive USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) is yet another reminder, among many granted by August 20th’s UFC 202, that the story of any cardinal UFC event is always proportionately larger and more complicated than the fights alone—no matter how large that is. … More ‘UFC 202’ Cooldown: the Thrills and the Agonies