Animation Reviews

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” is a fantastic take on a classic tale

Every year, there seems to be a popular theme or plot device that is used in multiple movies. One could argue that this year was the year of the multiverse. But in the animation industry, it was the year of Pinocchio.  For some odd reason, there were three different retellings - none of which were… Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” is a fantastic take on a classic tale

Animation Reviews

“Vampire in the Garden” is pretty and intense but lacks substance

Sometimes, when no show is appealing, you just have to pick randomly rather than not watching anything. So my boyfriend and I picked the shortest anime series we could find on Netflix. That ended up being the 2022 web series, Vampire in the Garden. The 5- episode OVA is an intense ride. It was produced… Continue reading “Vampire in the Garden” is pretty and intense but lacks substance

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“Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving” is a lukewarm second course

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

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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