Anime, Film, Netflix

Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

Why do so many anime movies always seem to have to deal with grief? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Ride Your Wave, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, BELLE…Those are the ones just from the top of my head It’s something that’s bothered me a little - but it wasn’t until I watched  Children… Continue reading Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

Anime, Film, Netflix

“Bright: Samurai Soul” is better than the original but that’s not saying much

So, we’re all aware of how much of a mess the movie Bright was, right? How it was full of piss-poor world-building, had unlikeable protagonists, and was extremely racist? We’ve all seen that Lindsay Ellis video, right? And let me be clear: I haven’t seen the original and have no intention to. All my knowledge… Continue reading “Bright: Samurai Soul” is better than the original but that’s not saying much

Anime, Film, Foreign, Netflix

“Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” is a sweet film but lacks some substance

Romance anime movies are growing on me. Usually, I’m not a huge romance person. I’m not even that into shipping drama but these little slice-of-life high school romances are pulling at my heartstrings. Ride Your Wave, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish all had death be a major plot… Continue reading “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” is a sweet film but lacks some substance