Sorry I’ve been AWOL for the past few weeks. I had to transfer apartments, so I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare a review. Also, I just hadn’t seen anything that was really worth commenting on - I have a ton of just half-finished shows and partially written reviews to show for it. … Continue reading “Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving” is a lukewarm second course
A cartoon featuring my favorite awkward, writing obsessed, outcast? Count me in
I wanted a cute film about music and found family, made in the traditional Ghibli way, and instead, I got Earwig and the Witch, which looks and reads like an early 2000s wannabe Disney straight-to-VHS mockbuster -designed to fool well-meaning grandparents or just something to keep kids quiet for an hour and a half. It’s… Continue reading “Earwig and the Witch” is aggressively mediocre
This review was originally posted on January 28, 2018. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was probably the best superhero film of 2017. And for damn good reason. It’s an adaptation that holds true to the spirit of its source material and finding a way to work well in a new format. If you’re a… Continue reading 100% cotton underwear makes for a near 100% film in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Kino’s Journey - The Beautiful World - The Animated Series is the second anime adaptation based on the series of light novels of the same name. I haven’t read it yet but it’s certainly something I am considering now. (There are 22 volumes and I’m not sure if there are more coming. It might take… Continue reading Kino’s Journey (2017) provides a beautiful world to escape into during these trying times
This review was originally posted on Jan. 21, 2018. Mild spoilers ahead. Beware. For just one night, a mysterious power is yours. What will you do? Those are the arc words of Studio Ponoc’s first movie. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Studio Ponoc’s debut film, was...perfectly nice. The animation, character designs, backgrounds, and food were… Continue reading Mary and the Witch’s Flower needed more time to truly bloom.