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June 5, 2019

The Monogatari series is huge, both in popularity and in sheer scope (over 100 episodes throughout a bunch of standalone seasons and super-seasons). Whenever I recommend it to someone, the first question they typically ask is something akin to "What genre?" I never kno...

October 29, 2017

It's a very long title, I know. But these older films were so terrifying that they set precedents for their own respective sub-genres and have aged so gracefully that they can compete against modern titles and usually win. So without further ado, here's four classics t...

October 13, 2017

October is a time of scary movies and bizarrely sexualized Halloween costumes. The one day of the year that functions as a sort of mini-Halloween is, of course (in Anglophone societies), Friday 13th. But this Friday 13th falls in October, making it a double spooky day...

October 8, 2017

This is intended to be the first of this October's series focusing on lesser known, but fantastically frightening horror films. None of these will be for the faint of heart, and The Midnight Meat Train, like any film based on Clive Barker's body of work, is certainly g...

September 14, 2017

First comfy game review. Some of you may be thinking, "How can a game be comfy?" For those of you harboring such thoughts, I can only ask a simple question: If you were sick with the flu or having a bad day, would you rather play Doom or Mario? If you answered the latt...

August 11, 2017

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (In Another World with My Smartphone) and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku! (God's Blessings on this Wonderful World!) are two anime series with a few things in common, aside from both having preposterously long names that I will hence...

July 28, 2017

The Big Sick is a RomCom about a Pakistani-American comedian who struggles with his family's traditions while maintaining a rocky relationship with a woman in a coma. And it is based on a true story.

It's alright, I know you're afraid. The potential for clichés and prea...

July 10, 2017

The concept, from the outside, may appear cobbled together and rushed, but a closer examination reveals a deeper, well-conceived plot. After all, Mary is Alice's subconscious, the part of her that raised herself. Her anxiety at the prospect of raising children sparks t...

April 24, 2017

Mike Tyson Mysteries is a cheaply made attempt to imitate old Hanna Barbara cartoons while claiming it is all done in the name of "parody" for the umpteenth time long after Space Ghost did it when it was a fresh concept. A stale cash-grab that simply dosen't work.

That...

April 4, 2017

Little Witch Academia is one of the few anime out there not openly based on a book or a manga. I say 'openly' because the entire story is one big Harry Potter knockoff. I know this is going to get a lot of flack because it has been a relatively popular anime, but for t...

March 3, 2017

Star vs The Forces of Evil is one of those cartoons that has been somewhat popular on the internet with adult audiences. In fact, it is the only of two Disney programs that has managed this in the past several years, and of those two, it is the only currently running p...

February 24, 2017

Werner Herzog has always been a capable documentarian. His gentle, remote voice and strangely plodding pace through a variety of unconnected subjects makes for hypnotic viewing. Seeing any of his films is less like experiencing a core argument or narrative, as so many...

February 15, 2017

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt probably doesn't need an introduction. It has received enough acclaim and praise from its release and its accolades haven't ceased singing its virtues even now. And because it has a "3" in the title, it can be assumed nobody needs to be notifie...

February 2, 2017

 (2 out of 3 schoolgirls in this image are not human.)

Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews with Monster Girls) is a show set in a universe where various monsters from mythology are revealed to the world as real, and must cope with being outsiders in human society. If thi...

January 24, 2017

Shows that get the most acclaim tend to be described with buzzwords such as "riveting," "suspenseful," and "intense." But there's very little vocal appreciation for programs that are cute, relaxing, or placidly paced. Slice of life gets far too little attention outside...

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