When Stone Temple Pilots Sound Like The Beatles

When Stone Temple Pilots Sound Like The Beatles

It happens often and it’s never a bad thing.  Though many bands invariably channel or attempt to emulate The Beatles, the only group that I’ve heard that has done so more than once successfully, while simultaneously remaining wholly original and…

Speech Acts in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth

Speech Acts in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth

The importance of words and storytelling is immediately apparent in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish: El laberinto del fauno, Spain/Mexico, 2006).  The film opens with the voiceover of a narrator, who describes a fantastical subterranean world where a young princess…