Animation Reviews

“Chainsaw Man” is exactly what you think it is and somehow better

I didn’t think I would like Chainsaw Man. I expected it to be one of those hyper-masculine, toxic shounen shows that consistently sexualized and disrespected women.  And while that may apply to the fanbase - it doesn’t apply to the show.

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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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“Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.

I have been looking forward to seeing Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle ever since I’ve heard of its reception at the Cannes Film Festival. And I was not disappointed. I’ve heard the story, most often described as a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but that only gives a bare outline of the story.  It’s much… Continue reading “Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.


“City of Ghosts” is chicken soup for the soul.

"City of Ghosts" is a love letter to L.A. and all the different people and cultures that call it home.


“Children of The Sea” is a unique film, but not always great

It’s a very loose and fluid plot - and the entire third act feels like a drug trip and existential dread. And while the story may not be cohesive - the art is certainly beautiful.


“Next Door Spy” is a detective story without a mystery

It’s not really a detective story if there isn’t a mystery.