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‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.

(This review was originally published on June 24, 2018 and has been updated.) Pom Poko (1994), directed by the late Isao Takahata, is one of the less popular Ghibli films in the West. And after seeing it for the first, and possibly only time, I completely understand why. I don’t how popular it is in Japan,… Continue reading ‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.

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The end of a (very short) era: O.K. K.O ends with an understanding of how finales work

O.K. K.O.: Let’s Be Heroes was not one of my favorite shows. It never really drew me in; but either way, it’s sad to see a show end before it’s time. I’ve seen the last few episodes, and some parts felt kind of rushed. There was never really any kind of closure to the whole… Continue reading The end of a (very short) era: O.K. K.O ends with an understanding of how finales work

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Steven Universe just needs to end. “Steven Universe: The Movie” is proof of that.

Lots of spoilers ahead.   Wow. I honestly did not expect a lot from Steven Universe: The Movie, and I was mildly surprised, There was a lot I thought the movie could improve on (Like actual character development, world building and focus on non-Steven characters) but it did manage to do many things well. With… Continue reading Steven Universe just needs to end. “Steven Universe: The Movie” is proof of that.

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The LEGO Movie set a new standard for film (and I’m worried about the sequel)

Now, I’ve seen The LEGO Movie before. I’ve mentioned it in past reviews, several times in fact. I figured now would be as good a time as any to review it, considering that The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was just released and will be the subject of my review next week. (I wish… Continue reading The LEGO Movie set a new standard for film (and I’m worried about the sequel)