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8 Must Watch Anime From 2020

With this no-good terrible year coming to a close, it is time to look back at the anime that offered some small bastion of escapism amidst the dire circumstances. Although production was understandably affected by COVID, there was still an […]

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First Cow Review | A New Vision of the Old West

Classic Western films tend to conjure a specific set of images. Laconic gunslingers with lethal aim, dusty planes stirred by an ominous breeze, Boomtowns with their creaky saloons. Many Westerns exist in their own universe, a romanticized fable, a version […]

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Why You Should Watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

Masaaki Yuasa has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting creative voices in the anime industry, routinely helming projects that transcend the many cliches and ingrained assumptions that frequently define the medium. His latest project, Keep Your Hands […]

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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising | Review

While superhero fiction has arguably reached an over-saturation point, Studio Bones’ adaptation of My Hero Academia has consistently stood out through incredible animation, strong battle shonen trappings, and an abundance of heart. The series’ latest film, My Hero Academia: Heroes […]

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Three Must Watch Movies from 2019

In light of the film award season coming to an end, it seems an appropriate time to pass on a few recommendations for the standout pictures of 2019. And thankfully there is quite a lot to choose from, with the […]

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Three Must Watch Anime From 2019

As we hurtle forward into a new decade, it seems as good a time as any to take stock of the previous year’s standouts in televised Japanese animation. As per usual, there was probably way too much anime released, with […]

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Why Baby Yoda Is So Essential In The Mandalorian

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian up to the end of Chapter Four At first glance, I wasn’t particularly excited about The Mandalorian. While the initial trailer showcased intricately designed sets and impressive production value, it seemed as […]

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Parasite Review | High and Low

As worldwide outrage over wealth disparity grows, who better to speak to bubbling class tension than Bong Joon-Ho? The South Korean auteur has made a career out of wickedly entertaining flicks that tease at societal rot, whether that be in […]

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Promare Review | A Fiery Spectacle

Since its founding in 2011, Studio Trigger has gained a reputation as the trailblazing punks of the anime scene. Their style, largely defined by studio co-founder and director Hiroyuki Imaishi, utilizes punchy, manic, and creative animation to deliver a particular […]

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The Farewell Review | East vs West

Goodbyes are hard. And they are unbearably more difficult when they are final. Billi (Akwafina), the heroine of The Farewell, finds herself in this situation when she journeys to visit her sick grandmother in China. However, there is a twist. […]

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The Best Anime Of Spring 2019

As we head into a stacked Summer lineup of exciting action series and character dramas, it’s time to take stock of the shows that just concluded or wrapped up their first cours. Undoubtedly, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 […]

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Detective Pikachu Review | Pokémon Noire

It’s no secret that video game adaptations have quite a bad track record. There are many reasons for this, from the fact that many of the most iconic game franchises aren’t very narrative focused, to the expensive nature of these […]

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3 Family Friendly Animated Shows To Binge On Netflix US

Netflix has cemented itself as a juggernaut in the world of streaming services and has modernized binge watching for a new generation. Being able to sit down with your family for hours on end and be invested in a group […]

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Captain Marvel Review | Empowerment with a Cause

More than a decade into the MCU experiment, the films included in the canon have established a steady rhythm. They tend to be fun romps that place emphasis on quips and charm, occasionally with some sort of genre pastiche thrown […]

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More Hit Than Miss | The Umbrella Academy (Spoilers)

There is a lot that can be said about new Netflix original series The Umbrella Academy. Its got aged superheroes, time travel, a mysterious end of the world agenda and most importantly one of the best soundtracks to a TV […]

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The Must Watch Anime on Netflix US

This list only accounts for the shows available in North America as of 3/10/19. From the rise of live action and CG reboots of Disney films to the ascent of Pixar and similar studios, it is clear that 2D animation […]

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The Dragon Prince Season 2 Review | Second Times The Charm

After a promising but somewhat slight first run of episodes, The Dragon Prince has returned with a season that capitalizes on the previously established characters and world-building. Taking place in a fantasy setting where humans and elves maintain a tenuous […]