Film, Foreign, Netflix

An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

Ever since I first saw the trailer for Over the Moon, I wanted to watch it. It looked so bright, colorful, interesting, and emotional. And it was nice to see that it was also going to take advantage of the opportunity to use Chinese culture rather than just having it act as a backdrop. And… Continue reading An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

Anime, Netflix, New Show, Web Animations

I have a lot of complicated feelings towards Masaaki Yuasa’s newest series

(Spoilers for the entire series) Maybe 2020 is not the time to publish any apocalyptic media. Even if it has a “happy” ending. There’s no way Masaaki Yuasa or anyone on the production team of Japan Sinks 2020 could have foreseen everything going on when they were producing this movie - but it might have… Continue reading I have a lot of complicated feelings towards Masaaki Yuasa’s newest series

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The saga of the Crystal Gems concludes in “Steven Universe Future” but still leaves a lot unanswered

There’s a lot to say about Steven Universe Shippuden…. I’m sorry, Steven Universe Future. The sixth season/sequel series/whatever you want to call it follows Steven and the Gems two years after the series, and an undetermined amount of time later than the movie. It’s only 20 episodes long and since it’s supposed to tie up… Continue reading The saga of the Crystal Gems concludes in “Steven Universe Future” but still leaves a lot unanswered

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“Undone” is weird and amazing

Amazon’s Undone is the kind of show that can ONLY really shine in an animated medium. The rotoscope style-animation is beautiful, uncanny and perfectly suits the story Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy were trying to tell. I usually really don’t like rotoscope because of how creepy it can be and because people just look like… Continue reading “Undone” is weird and amazing

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The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”

Thankfully, this week was much, much easier than last week; if only I could say the same about the next few weeks. It’s the holidays, which is good for a lot of a lot of lines of work, but in my line, it just means shorter deadlines.And that just sucks. I have Christmas Day and… Continue reading The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”